Who do you think of when you think of a talk box? Probably Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, and/or Stevie Wonder pop in your head, or maybe Richie Sambora, right?
Well, check this guy out. Apparently there’s some controversy as to who really invented the talk box, but it might be Pete Drake, who pulled it off in a song called “Forever” in 1964.
Wow. This clip is so gloriously and deliciously creepy, I hardly even know what to say. Be warned: the song will stalk your soul. You’d rather think of Michael Myers coming down the hallway than have this weirdness pop in your head the next time you go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. I mean, this is messed up shit. Okay, but you’re going to click it anyway. Go ahead.
Independent of the music, I love everyone’s look, which to me, is positively sinister. Couldn’t you just pour all of these people straight into Blue Velvet‘s Lumberton (or Twin Peaks)? Yeah, they’ll sell you an umbrella or a ham and cheese omelet, but come on over here, sonny, and I’ll bash your skull right the hell in for you. Oh, and guess who’s chained up in the basement? Yeesh.
Hat tip, Scott Roberts.