Shondells

Exhibit 1.9.4

Record 2

 

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Tommy James and the Shondells – Crimson & Clover (1969)

 

An imagined conversation between Tommy James and Hubert H. Humphrey leading to the phrase “you cooperated enthusiastically” appearing in quotation marks in Humphrey’s letter on the back of this album.

 

Hubert H. Humphrey: Hello, I’m Hubert H. Humphrey, Vice President and football stadium.

Tommy James: I’m Tommy James. I wrote Billy Idol’s “Mony, Mony” twenty years from now.

The Shondells: [not allowed to speak]

HHH: I’d like you to work on my presidential campaign. 1968 is going to be a phenomenal year to be involved in establishment party politics.

TJ: Your campaign’s not going to begin in a brutal crackdown of protestors that will be used as the primary example of the thoroughness of the era’s civil unrest, right?

HHH: No.

TJ: Because we’re definitely going to put any correspondence from you on the back of our album in a radical misreading of the time’s social and musical direction.

HHH: That’s the kind of zest my campaign needs to not feel like an accident born out of resignation and bullets.

TJ: Then we will cooperate enthusiastically.

The Shondells: [eye the medallion around Tommy James’s neck they long ago surrendered their will to]

TJ: [slips the medallion back inside his paisley blouse] Come, slaves.

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