Friday, December 09, 2011

Porky –I’m An Artist


Porky –I’m An Artist/ Flag –Bell 983 (1971 US)

5 years on from Painter Man (The Creation), Shel Talmy revisits a similar theme along with I’m An Artist sharing comparable simplistic but to the point chord changes. The outcome is somewhat like a updated melodic Freakbeat outing which is as catchy as hell. The diminished chord under the I’m An Artist refrain is a neat touch and the whole track drives along nicely. The B side Flag is also worth listen as it’s an uptempo rocker with a semi Born To Be Wild riff, but overlaid with harmony vocals and some underlying fuzz.
There’s next to nowt to be found on Porky, they were presumably British, but it looks like this single was only released in the US.

Hear a full version of I’m An Artist



Hear a full version of Flag

3 comments:

reinierpost said...

Strongly reminds me of Lemming ...

reinierpost said...

I love the Flag song! It's truly a patchwork of influences: from Born to be wild to Jefferson Airplane (e.g. Martha) (but CSN&Y, or Traffic, or early Slade, have similar stuff) to the first Yes album (e.g. Looking around).

Robin Wills said...

Interesting comparisons for Flag, but I can't see the similarities with Lemming -No Lucifera for sure...