Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Ducks On The Wall” by The Kinks
Today’s Song Of The Day by Eric Berman comes from The Kinks’ 1975 concept album Soap Opera. The album’s muddled tale focuses on the star-making machinery and the perils of stardom itself with the Starmaker character changing places with the utterly normal Norman. While the story is hazy at best, the album does provide several Kink Klassics.
Like the two Preservation albums before this one, the Kinks were still in big band story-telling mode and in concert; the album was originally presented as a stage show.
The song took on even more meaning for me because the first time I met my wife’s family in upstate New York, I was blown away by the ceramic ducks they had hanging on their living room wall…