One of my favorite things about running this blog is all the neat stuff other people teach me. Be it through the comments or via email folks quite regularly drop interesting bits of trivia on me. Such is the case with the track Sloe Gin.Earlier this week I posted about Joe Bonamassa’s new cd, Sloe Gin and included the title track. Well, yesterday a reader left the following comment:

This particular gin is a cover of a tune by no less than Tim Curry (of Rocky Horror Picture Show and camp bit parts in hollywood b movie fame). He did a couple of albums in LA in the 70’s with people like Carlos Alomar and Bob Ezrin which are in some parts good, and in others so bad they are good. Sloe gin is the stand out track from his LP ‘Read My Lips’. The original is not that different to Joe’s cover (which i was amazed and ecstatic to find – must be Tim’s first cover). The original is worth tracking down if only for hearing that Tim, unlike Jim is ..’so fucking lonely’.

This was juicy trivia to be sure. I never knew Mr. Curry did any singing beyond “Sweet Transvestite”. I had to hear it. Now, you can too and we all owe Gbarry a big Thank You.

Tim Curry – Sloe Gin
Joe Bonamassa – Sloe Gin

I couldn’t resist: Sweet Transvestite