The Birds — “Say Those Magic Words”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — October 21, 2021

220) The Birds — “Say Those Magic Words”

The Birds kill it again (see #33, #99) — and I am not talkin’ Alfred Hitchcock — with this ’66 A-side. The Nuggets II comp opines that:

The Birds give the McCoys’ poppy original a lethal injection of mod aggression’s tough, confident vocals and . . . tremoloed guitar splashes against bashing power cords and an ingenious diving, burbling bass line. It’s a wonderful mix of pop art invention and hooky commerciality, but unfortunately the single bombed.

Yup. Virtually unrecognizable.

Here are the McCoys:

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