Friday, April 15, 2016
Rodd Keith's LSD Trip Gone Wrong
Rodney Keith Eskelin, aka Rodd Keith, aka Rod Rivers, aka probably a couple hundred other names, was the hardest working man/music virtuoso in the song poem business.
His musical prowess from the late 50's - mid '70's is unmatched, and If you're not familiar with his work, there is a great information resource here, curated by his son (and professional musician) Ellery Eskelin.
Unfortunately, this never-before-seen Keith 45 featuring a song about an LSD trip gone awry, is somewhat autobiographical.
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The B-side is an Elvis-style ballad about the state of America in the 70's, that features an extended spoken word intro.
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