Van Morrison’s contractual obligation album

Why has it taken me so long to discover the album Van Morrison recorded to get out of his contract with Bang Records? Songs like “Want a Danish,” “Ringworm” and “Blow In Your Nose” make it one of the great ‘fuck you’s’ in rock history:

In order to fulfill his obligation to his early solo label Bang Records, Van Morrison sat down in 1967 or so and cranked out 31 songs on the spot, on topics ranging from ringworm to wanting a danish, to hating his record label and a guy named George. Make sure you get past the first few tunes – it takes him a few to get cooking.

[via this Metafilter thread about this fun linguistic analysis of a Morrison audience insult (marred only by the linguist’s inexplicable inability to appreciate Morrison’s musical genius)]

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