Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Random Play: John's Children

John's Children were a 60's Mod band mostly known for featuring Marc Bolan in their line up for about six months in 1967; during which time they released one of Marc's songs Desdemona as a single. The song was banned in the UK for the lyric "Lift up your skirt and fly". Not long after Marc was on his merry way towards Tyrannosaurus Rex/T-Rex and fame.

Desdemona is a cool little art-rocker with some great acid guitars and the unmistakeable sound of Marc's vocals on the chorus. Apparently The Jam covered it live back in the day, but I've never been able to track down a recording...if anybody has one......!!

John's Children - Desdemona


Planet Mondo said...

"Lift up you skirt and fly"

They did some crackers Hot Rod Mama and Come And Play With Me In The Garden - scorching.. BBC sessions are worth checking and apparently the drummer did some depping in The Who for a while

Have you checked out The Creation?

Simon said...

Oh yes!!