The Dave Howard Singers is a cult Canadian alternative rock band/project based around the talents of singer-songwriter Dave Howard (the only consistent member) and the signature sound of his Ace-Tone Organ. During the second half of the 1980s, the band were resident in (and drew many members from) Britain, where they were a cult act making several appearances on nationwide television. In 1987 he released the “quasi-hip-hop” single Yon Yonson which is an infinitely recursive poem, perhaps best known from the novel Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I remember watching the video on The Chart Show back in the day and loving it. I got the single as soon as I could. One of my favourite 12″ records back in the day, along with a 12″ ep by a guy called Edwood Wood, a tall bearded guy in a brown suit who played/hit his brown acoustic guitar and sang a song about trying to find the man who killed his brother. (Strangely enough, I can’t find any mention of him or his music, maybe I fever dreamed it).
Anyhoo, as I was creating this digital artwork, DHS’s version of Yon Yonson reared up from the depths of my musical library and I wanted to share it with you. You’re welcome.
Image created using Snapseed and MirrorLab apps to manipulate a previously manipulated photograph of some clouds. It’s not been published on my Instagram page yet, but maybe soon.