DAVID ARVEDON: The Best of David Arvedon: LP

Apr 29, 2016

The falsetto juggernaut behind the Psychotics’ 1967 non-smash “Till the Stroke of Dawn” (the second-best vampire song of all time, trailing only “A Bat Bit My Ass on the Way to the Drugstore”), the long-running David Arvedon must have surely sired Daniel Johnston, Jad Fair, D.J. Lebowitz, and John Trubee, presumably in a single night of wanton frolic with one or all of the Wiggin sisters, Polaroids of which would almost certainly break the internet and cause eBay to fatally rupture. What can I say about this legend that hasn’t been uttered previously? Well, gazing at the album cover, I guess, “He sure looks blue” might suffice. Lyric of the album: “My bodyguards have shotguns / my lawyers all are hot ones.” Look, he even invented rap! BEST SONG: “Till the Stroke of Dawn” BEST SONG TITLE: “When Your Name is Jalapos Pakedos.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: The catalog number of the original pressing of the “Till the Stroke of Dawn” single is 201,438. 

 –Rev. Norb (Mighty Mouth)