Michel Polnareff — “Mes Regrets”, The (Australian) Playboys — “Sad”, Les Fleur De Lys — “Circles”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — September 14, 2021

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:

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