:: Donut And A Dream ::
:: The Alphabet ::
The very first, and perhaps only, release on LGT Records. Guess what LGT stands for. These twins hail from Australia, and are still kicking, probably in Nashville, and you could pay $30 to get some of their newer stuff. Or you could just listen to these two tracks and satisfy whatever curiosity you might have about them. They certainly look like entertainers, even when posing with an oversized number one in front of a garage, or in front of wallpaper that even Elvis might have found too garish.
The first track here, the road-weary "Donut And A Dream," was penned by Carson Parks, brother of Van Dyke Parks, and the composer of the chart topping Frank & Nancy Sinatra duet, "Something Stupid." Carson died last year, but his website doesn't seem to know that. (I apologize for that remark if he ran the site himself) Next is "The Alphabet," with a biblical reference for every letter of the alphabet, the polar opposite of "Blowfly's ABC's." Towards the end of the song, they are threatening to modulate their way up into dog frequencies, but the fade out completes before that can happen. This album is actually pretty good, save for their sappy reading of the Pledge of Allegiance, and I bet they put on a darn good show in person. I give you Ted and Tom, The Le Garde Twins.