Dan Sturdevant Band Tyrannosaurus Rex B/W Ol' Man River Private Press Release 1979 No Cat #
I'm not sure why this exists? The lyrics to Tyrannosaurus Rex seem to be a shot at dependency on oil. It was put out in 1979, the U.S. Gas Crisis was several years before this was released, so that's not the answer. You can try the lyrics, but they are as cryptic as a 14 year old girl on Facebook. There's also a possible explanation on the back side following the lyrics stating; "Of course, Tyrannosaurus Rex's remains make up a very small part of the biomass in creating oil--and who knows if, in the apparently natural evolutionary design, man will be superceded by "three legged creatures"?" What? What the fuck is Dan Strurdevant referring to?
Regardless, it's local. Recorded in KCMO. It's awful. Kind of lounge-y, but not over the top enough. It seems as if everybody was trying really hard to create a fun, laugh along song. Problem, the song is awful and it's not funny. The B-Side is a cover of Ol' Man River. It's awful, too. You figure it's because how do you follow such a killer A-Side, right? More likely, the guy just thought his idea had to see the light of day, he didn't have any other songs to offer but had to get the one he did out there as soon as possible.
***Afterthought, did some research, Mr. Sturdevant, does a lounge act in KC and still pens some tunes from time to time.
Eh, a Christmas song about KC