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The Ukulele and Other Machines

by Buddha on the Moon

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Here's another imaginary 7" single.

Ages ago, our friend Ian turned us on to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, who'd been banging out multi-uke renditions of popular and classical tunes since the mid-80's (I find it hard to call them a novelty act when they'd been doing what they're doing long enough to outlast any notion of novelty - and they're damned well entertaining!).

Fast forward to Xmas 2015, and Nancy gets me a uke, which I start playing like a 4-string guitar (which it kinda is and isn't - the chords that one plays on a guitar do kind of "work" on a ukulele, but it's like 5 steps higher or something).

Anyway, me being me, not being able to play anything straight and proper, I start putting the uke though all sorts of guitar effects, and we end up with a couple of cover versions: Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" and Jefferson Airplane's "DCBA-25". Decidedly more dreampop than margaritaville (although now that I think about it, I should figure out how to play Kevin Ayers' fantabulous "Caribbean Moon" on the uke).

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released July 10, 2016

Made by HK & Nancy using the ukulele and other machines.

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