In 1964 Pete Drake had a hit with Forever a song that showcased his use of steel guitar and talk box. It sold over a million units, and while there’s something a bit gimmicky about the tune, it’s also something of an audio-tranquilizer. It’s reputation survives much in the same way as Peter Green’s Albatross.
Will Lauzon gives the tune a try here. One would expect this to be an obligatory study material for a steel guitar player. What makes it particularly interesting is the production.
Its modern, bedroom pop aesthetic make change the song from a country and western novelty, into dream-pop of its time. Wee-hee for technology!