Consumer Guide Album
Larry Williams: Dizzy Miss Lizzy [Ace, 1985]
I wondered why I wasn't having more fun with this lesser Little Richard, a John Lennon fave who was clearly an ace novelty writer. Then I read the notes and began to suspect it was because he wasn't having much fun himself. All rock and rollers were in it for the money, but there are degrees, and somehow I think a guy who ended up shooting himself in his Laurel Canyon mansion after 25 years of pimping and pushing might have had trouble getting into the spirit of skillfully concocted sillyditties like "Bony Moronie" and "Peaches and Cream," or ignoring the subtext of "Little School Girl."