1952 Vincent Black lightning

Recently Amanda Palmer (of Dresden Dolls fame) produced an album with her father Jack Palmer.  Far from the “millennial burlesque” of her previous duo, this new production can best be described as mid century folk. Simple and raw but straight to the heart.  The Vocals are not polished but real and honest.  I love their cover of Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black lightning.”  Listen to it with the animated video from some 200 plus paintings and I dare you not to be moved. While my (long gone) 1979 Honda CB 750 was no Vincent Black, it did have soul.  Few things match the exhilaration of riding fast enough till the pavement blurs with your love hanging on behind you.  Middle age fear and sensibility prevents me from owning another ride, but this song really helps.  I agree with its lyrical sentiment:  “In my opinion there is nothing in this world that  beats a 52 Vincent and a redheaded girl.”


Jack & Amanda Palmer – "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (art by David Mack) from Amanda Palmer on Vimeo.

Posted July 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized.