:: The Downtowners - Deep Inside Me ::
:: Rood Keith - Great Fever ::
I’ve been digging the latest Rodd Keith compilation, Saucers in the Sky, put out by Roaratorio last year. It’s another great collection of inventive recordings by the eccentric genius who churned out hundreds of them based on strange lyrics sent in by amateur wannabe songwriters. The selfish, record geek part of me was happy to see that songs from my personal Rodd Keith vinyl collection haven’t appeared on this or his other CD comps, so that the unselfish record geek part of me could share them with you.
Both sides of this single have lyrics provided by a guy named Paul Beshears. Keith pseudonym The Downtowners do music duties on side one, on the unfortunately titled, “Deep Inside Me.” The song is, thankfully, only a lament over a dead lover, as opposed to something pornographic. I couldn’t tell you who the female lead vocalist is, but you can hear Rodd on back-up. Side two’s “Great Fever” is credited to Rood Keith, and it’s a saucy pop number concerning the sickness that infected teens in towns across America during the sixties: Beatles Fever.