Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In the Sky

The following clip from a 1968 performance on the BBC by the Mothers is one of my all time favorite songs, even though it has always sort of perplexed me as to what the actual words are that Roy Estrada is singing. My ears come up with "Who is this guy, who is this guy, who is this guy in the sky?" but I've never been totally sure.

Now through the magic of cyberspace I'd like to see what y'all think the words are to this immortal and magically charged performance by the best damn band nobody ever listened to.

I look forward to hearing your replies. Thanks in advance.


Devastatin' Dave said...

I got nuthin' on the lyrics.

BTW, why did Frank think that have Roy sing that was a good idea?

beamis said...

Roy Estrada was the perfect embodiment of Pachuco cool. His East L.A. inflected doo-wop falsetto was the perfect choice for this particular song.

Roy was a true original.