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Clock - Ken Nordine Does Robert Shures* - Twink


1967
Label: Philips - PHS 600-258 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Promo, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Non-Music • Style: Dialogue, Cool Jazz, Poetry, Spoken Word
Download Clock - Ken Nordine Does Robert Shures* - Twink

Originally released as Twink in and changed because of the unrelated connotations the word has been saddled with sinceWink is not a typical Ken Nordine album.

Instead of a word jazz album with poetry of his own design, Wink takes a series of pieces written by beat poet Robert Shure and sets them to music.

Knowing that it's not Nordine -penned, it might be tempting to write this one off without even hearing it, but that would be a mistake; Shure originally wrote the poetry inabout the Clock - Ken Nordine Does Robert Shures* - Twink time that Nordine was getting his start with the Word Jazz series of albums, and both shared a surreal sense of humor and a love of wordplay. In fact, the concept almost sounds like it was custom-designed for Nordine. Two voices, both voiced by Nordine and both presumably different facets of the same character, face off against each other and have discussions about topics that are both mundane and absurd.

In one piece, there's a warning about why you should be afraid of meatballs; elsewhere there's a discussion of gabardine potatoes; another piece details why people who like apple cider are idiots. It's not all about food, though: windshield wipers fall in love, the society that draws the cracks in sidewalks is revealed, and the lampshade-licking business is Clock - Ken Nordine Does Robert Shures* - Twink . Like Colorsthe previous album Nordine had recorded, none of the tracks here are too long -- all of them are under two minutes -- so while it never quite goes into the kind of depth Nordine is capable of in his own extended pieces, by the time you get tired of one of the motifs, he's already moved on Castle Rock - Various - Jazz Spectrum the next bit.

The one annoying bit is that because the pieces are so short, each is separated by the sound of various bells; it can get a bit annoying but it does have the side effect of making the beginning of each piece sound like a customer entering a store, with each piece a new transaction.

The musical backing here is varied, with a bit of rock and some sound effects, but many of the pieces have a jazzy style that Nordine fans will find comfortably familiar. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

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