The Blind Shake, three intense men from Minneapolis creating dense, mystical music: in 1974, Bernie Taupin, feeling on top of the world as Elton John's ''Rocket Man'' soared up the charts in 1972, suffered a sudden sense of vertigo outside the Spanish villa where he was vacationing. In a beam of black light he saw and heard the future of the future, a loud vision of The Blind Shake, making music that made Elton John's ''starman as everyman'' song seem like so much pastel tissue paper, wet and dissolving in a pretty porcelain toilet.
The real deal, Celebrate Your Worth is an intense web of connections of bands and sounds unknown to Taupin, strange sounds from Chrome through Bailter Space through Michael Yonkers and John Reis and with tendrils extending throughout an incredible universe of fantastic unknown bands and sounds. ''What the hell am I doing?'' Taupin cries, now on his knees, staring at the sky. Witness the Blind Shake in all their mystical, wonderful strangeness and energy.