The Nerve — “Magic Spectacles”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — April 18, 2022

418) The Nerve — “Magic Spectacles”

Magical ’68 pop psych A-side from a Hampshire band discovered by Reg Presley. Acolytes of the Troggs? Trogg-lod-ytes!

Discogs tells us:

F[irst] Mark Faine And The Fontains, the[n] . . . The Children . . . . In 1967 they signed to Page One Records. Label owner Larry Page insisted on a name change and liked The Lovin’. Under this name they made their record debut with “Keep on Believin'”. One other record followed before they changed their name again, this time to The Nerve. Three records were released as The Nerve with “Piece By Piece” their best known. The songs were produced by Reg Presley from The Troggs, after seeing them in action in a hotel where the Troggs stayed. He became their manager in 1968. Finally they issued their last single “You Wrecked My Life” as Duffy Taylor Blues, before returning home as virtual unknowns.

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