Monday, May 02, 2005

Woodpeckers Are In The House

Today's post is dedicated to the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker--a rare and beautiful bird thought to be extinct for the last 60 years--which was sighted in the Big Woods of eastern Arkansas, a large acreage of bottomland swamp forest. Bird enthusiasts and experts in the natural science world are bugging out, yo. There aren't many songs about woodpeckers, and if there are, I don't own them, so Woodpecker Rock by Nat Couty & The Braves will have to do for now. The 50's kitsch of this track doesn't do justice to such an important environmental discovery, but I doubt my man Woody will mind. This track is from Volume 4 of Born Bad: Songs The Cramps Taught Us, and because it's a bootleg series, it's not always easy to find. I suggest you try ordering it from Roots and Rhythm.

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