Let It Glide

Watch me pop the teacher’s big wart on her nose!

Bummed to find out there’s still six more weeks of winter?  You need to stop listening to groundhogs and instead listen to some of The Nest’s fine lost muzak!  It’s Monday, and that’s the day we put on our tuxedo T-shirts and tinfoil hats, and reach down into the rabbit hole to pull out another rabid lost song from that burrow of underground music we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy’s dressed for an early Spring, even when it’s below zero… while the Sponkies are busy petting the furry weatherman.  This week’s song will not be “I Got You Babe”…

Just when I think I’ve about exhausted all of the truly lost classics from my era of music, and I fear I’ll have to throw on another underplayed, but not really forgotten song…. my Mom, of all people, mentions a song I can’t believe I hadn’t thought to use already!  It’s one she fondly recalls from when it first came out in the early 80’s, and which I remember hearing a lot around the turn of the millennium when the classic variety radio format was first being formed.  And then, two decades back in the shadows again…

Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce you to The Kings!

No, not these guys…

The Kings were a rock band from Vancouver, and like a lot of Canadian bands at the time, they were making some fucking sweet music that was definitely being heard in America, but was being largely ignored by the pop music stations that turned musicians into immortal legends.  In 1980, they recorded their magnum opus that managed to spend 23 weeks on the Hot 100 charts, yet somehow never make it above the #43 slot.  Take a listen to “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide” and tell me this shouldn’t have been a huge hit…

This is one of those “Double A-side” tracks that’s technically two songs that are commonly played together on the radio, which the 70’s and early 80’s were rife with.  However, with the title to the second part being reffed in the first part, and the seamless transition between the two parts…. really, it’s just one killer jam that represents all that was awesome about early 80’s rock!

The music, that is….. not the look.

This DVA beat will go on…. next Monday!


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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14 Responses to Let It Glide

  1. the look was also not always bad…apart from Phil Spector perms ;O) love it…

  2. ghostmmnc says:

    I never heard this one – I like the music a lot, not so much the song 🙂

  3. This should have been a big hit. This is a take the T-Top off and crank it up song. Such a fun band. Thanks for that blast of summer fun. Dance Party!

    • The early 80’s were so full of no-name bands like this that had that one song that wasn’t really a big hit, but should have been. This is one of the better ones, and I hate that it took me five years to think to DVA it…

  4. draliman says:

    Okay, challenge… accepted! This shouldn’t have been a huge hit. You knew I was going to do that, didn’t you bwahaha. It’s not bad, mind, just not “huge”, to my picky ears.

  5. I ALMOST think I remember this – classic 80s sound and makes you wanna dance (even if you’ve had a recent hip replacement surgery!). Very cool your Mom suggested it!


  6. The DVA is far better than any rodent prediction. Nice selection this week!

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