05. THE BONNIWELL MUSIC MACHINE - THE EAGLE NEVER HUNTS THE FLY


THE BONNIWELL MUSIC MACHINE - 'The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly' (Warner Bros 1732) 1967

Pictured is my 80s bootleg LP of the second Music Machine album simply titled 'The Bonniwell Music Machine'. It's a perfectly sounding copy in stereo, so much so that I've never felt the need to upgrade to an original.

The killer tune from said artifact is the breathtaking and innovative garage rock of 'The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly' which is apparently about world poverty. Not only was Sean Bonniwell ahead of the game with his music he was 20 years ahead of Sir Bob Geldof's 'Feed The World' shindig.

'The Eagle' has everything that any lysergically minded hipster would want from three minutes of music, pounding bass (natch), fuzztoned guitars (absa fuckin' lutely), eerie organ (too right) and manic vocals (oh yeah!).

This great song was recorded by the original line-up of The Music Machine but after the band signed to Warner Bros, Bonniwell must have decided to apply his surname to proceedings.

"The eagle never hunts the fly,
Listen and I'll tell you why.
lives on the bottom of the sky
That's why"

THE BONNIWELL MUSIC MACHINE - The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly (stereo)


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