Weird Scenes Inside the Birdhouse Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan Omni/ Fuse FEW words can prepare a listener for the music of married duo Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan. Lysergic Hayseed Melancholy and Cowpoke Philosophy boasts a sticker on the front of the CD, but that’s just part of it. After scoring a big hit in 1970 with Tennessee Bird Walk , Jack and Misty struggled to repeat their success. The songs on this compilation date from 1973 to 1976, when the Florida duo knew the charts were behind them but music wasn’t. While songs such as Cows and The Cockroach Stomp continue their novelty vein, experience has undoubtedly taught them how quickly a joke grows tired, so along with the black humour and wry wordplay comes some fantastically catchy electric country music. With lush string accompaniment, smooth keyboards and gospel harmonies, Jack and Misty reveal themselves to be genre- benders, effortlessly marrying doo- wop with square dance or slide guitar with disco. Eccentric and accomplished, entertaining and subversive, this is a delicious ’ 70s time capsule, confirming that no one has sounded quite like Jack and Misty.