Headstone Circus — “Healer”, O.V. Wright — “You’re Gonna Make Me Cry”, Tomorrow — “Revolution”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 25, 2021

70) Headstone Circus, “Healer”

Best song from a wonderful blues/folk/psych album recorded in ‘68-‘70 but inexplicably not released until decades later.

According to Lost.FM, the band describes its naming as follows:

“On Halloween night we went to an old cemetery, dropped acid, and spent a very strange night . . . . The tombstones appeared to be melting and taking on animal shapes. . . . Afterwards, we referred to that night as the ‘Headstone Circus.”


71) O.V. Wright, “You’re Gonna Make Me Cry”

Incendiary. The start of the legendary Memphis soul career of former gospel singer Overton Vertis Wright. Bill Dahl calls it “spine-chilling .” (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/ov-wright-mn0000457807/biography) Yup. It reached #86 in the summer of ‘65 (#6 R&B).

72) Tomorrow, “Revolution”

Before Yes, there was this September ‘67 “infectious hippy anthem” (Richie Unterberger, https://www.allmusic.com/album/tomorrow-mw0000247533) by the London Underground stalwarts Tomorrow.

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