120) Michel Polnareff — “Mes Regrets”
Stunning, from the flamboyant French star’s second album.
121) The (Australian) Playboys — “Sad”
Brilliant ‘67 B-side of the only single released by the Aussie band (which had backed Normie Rowe), recorded while in the UK. The A-side, not so much — rockin’ out to “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep.”
122) Les Fleur De Lys — “Circles”
The Fleur de Lys issued this single while the Who were involved in a legal tussle over the song (which was supposed to be the follow-up single to “My Generation”) with Shel Talmy. It is a cover that (maybe) outdoes the original. Nuggets II opines that it “may rank as the most explosive cover of a Pete Townshend song ever, surpassing the energy level of The Who’s own version.”
The Who’s version: