Groping for the Perfect Song (1998)

from by Howling Turbines



Like "Shortwave Radio," "Why This Passion" and others, this early Fashion Jungle number seemed primed for a comeback when drummer Ken Reynolds rejoined bassist Gretchen Schaefer and me and we declared ourselves the Howling Turbines. In this rehearsal recording from 1998 I managed to goof up some lyrics including the signature opening line. I derived some sort of early inspiration for this from David Byrne, but that didn't last.


from Natty Gloves, released October 12, 2014
Doug Hubley, guitar and vocal; Ken Reynolds, drums; Gretchen Schaefer, bass


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Doug Hubley Portland, Maine

Doug Hubley is a musician and writer in Maine.

He has covered arts and lifestyle for publications in Maine and Massachusetts.

Doug began learning guitar in 1966, and hopes to finish the job one day. He has played with such bands as the Fashion Jungle, the Cowlix, the Boarders and Howling Turbines.

Today he is one-half of Day for Night, an acoustic country band also starring Gretchen Schaefer.
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