Golden Earring — “Daddy Buy Me a Girl”, Jackie Lomax — “Sour Milk Sea”, The Creation –”How Does It Feel to Feel”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — September 29, 2021

163) Golden Earring — “Daddy Buy Me a Girl”

‘66 single, appropriate for a band named Golden Earring. A real Dutch treat!

164) Jackie Lomax — “Sour Milk Sea”

George Harrison wrote “Sour Milk Sea” as an advert for transcendental meditation (which the Beatles picked up in Rishikesh). Such a great song, and it didn’t make it onto the White Album . . . likely because of Lennon and McCartney’s White (Album) Privilege!

The song was a first in so many ways. . . . It was Jackie Lomax’s debut Apple single . . . It was one of Apple’s first shot of four singles, including “Hey Jude” and “Those Were the Days.” . . . It was the first song George Harrison gave away. . . . It was the first song not by a Beatle that three Beatles (Harrison, McCartney, and Starr) played on.

And yet, the song didn’t chart in the UK and only reached #117 in the U.S. in September ’68. Could be because it was overshadowed by “Jude” and “Days,” and because the song was a bit hectoring. Hmmm . . . Almost seems like it belongs in Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

George Harrison’s demo:

The Beatles’s take on the song:

165) The Creation –”How Does It Feel to Feel”

The Nuggets II comp calls the ’68 single, supposedly written in five minutes, an “amazing sensory assault [with] monstrous, shuddering guitar chords[, a] heavy bass crunch, and some mind-bending vocal harmonies.”

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