Monday, June 20, 2011

Ramases - Balloon

If you're thinking, "Gee, that sounds like Lol Crème on lead guitar, moog synthesiser, and possibly background vocals," you are correct. Indeed, all four members of 10cc comprise the backing band here. (This was about a year before they recorded this.) The LP was reissued on vinyl somewhat recently by Mexican Summer.


Anonymous said...

like it but I find myself mumbling:

....I ain't got nobody that I can depend on.......

striking resemblance, n'est-ce pas?

I wonder if rolie/escovedo/carabello have got their roylities.

ano 2

Emmett said...

Hey ano, which track are u alluding to? I can't google it now. Help me out here. Something by Santana?

Anonymous said...

just returned from Cadaques - and yes - I was referring to the Santana track.

the opening riff of Balloon has the same chords - played in half speed.

According to the dutch and german Wikipedia RAMASES seems to have been pretty popular in the Netherlands and in Germany during the art decade but I have never heard Balloon b4.

info in english can be found here:

ano 2