Shelly Dane: Sage & Satin
I’ve been meaning to post Shelly for a while now. I don’t know what the story on this dude is aside from the fact that there is a sick “cat on piano” photo of this “composer” on the back and he gives a shout out to L. RON, whom he bears a striking resemblance to.
If you’re daring enough to needledrop this thing, you will have to choke it down on the first track which is awful 70s MOR country (a 45 exists). I was daring enough to keep listening, and I’ve been strangely obsessed with it ever since. I picked 2 tracks below: the first is an oddball Northern Blue Eyed Soul cut with weird falsetto man vocals and even weirder lyrics. The second cut is one of the most demented 70s MOR tracks I’ve heard, all I can say is you’ll have to make it to the bridge to understand what I’m talking about. God knows what Shelly was going for here, I’m sure everyone will be thanking me for sharing!