The Scene: One night back in 1978, at the Berkeley, California, apartment of Gordon Lyon. Here, a couple of college students (Lyon and Charles Goff III) set out to "write a song." Properly prepared to focus their creativity for several hours straight, the two worked out some unorthodox chord sequences and some lyrics that could never be broadcast on commercial radio. Naturally, they rehearsed their new composition several times that night to embed it into their heads (there exist no written notes from this session today). Then, almost magically, a couple of young ladies stopped by for an impromptu visit. Of course, Goff and Lyon were moved to share their new song. The women reacted by exiting the premises very soon after the performance.
The song that Goff and Lyon cooked up that night was entitled Suck On My Nose. Goff has just finished recording a brand new rendition of this ancient song to add to a collection of pieces which will soon be released to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Taped Rugs Productions. A draft mix is presented right here:
Goff and Lyon started playing music together in 1976. They performed publicly a couple of times at their college dormitory in 1977. In 1979, they joined forces with Steve Schaer (RIP) and Robert Silverman to form the band called: "Temporarily KY." A brief history of this group is archived at the link below. A little addendum to this history that might enlighten listeners: all four Temporarily KY band members were devoted fans of Zappa and The Mothers of Invention.
Some very lo fi recordings of a few Temporarily KY songs are presented in the archived post above as well, including an arrangement of Suck On My Nose. By the time this version had come to life, Lyon had added some lyrics and, of course, all the members of the group had worked out instrumental and vocal bits. Below is a Temporarily KY recording of Suck On My Nose.
In 1998, Goff created a solo 4 Track tape version of Suck On My Nose for a Taped Rugs cassette compilation of out takes entitled: Remnants From Magic Carpets. The compilation was co-released by EE Tapes of Belgium. Goff archived a remix of this recording on the internet in 2010:
Thanks for tuning in. There is more 40th Anniversary news to come. Stay tuned.
I am one of the several alter-egos of Charles Rice Goff III. I am best known as a radio host, although I have had some of my reviews published here and there over the years, and have even been involved in occasional recording projects.