Dave Christie: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 11, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 512) Dave Christie — “Penelope Breedlove“ OK, that is Penelope Pitstop, not Penelope Breedlove, but, as Jonathan Calder says, “I can discover nothing about the singer of this, very 1968 song. Even Marmalade Skies calls him ‘the mysterious Mr Christie’.” (http://liberalengland.blogspot.com/2014/01/dave-christie-penelope-breedlove.html?m=1) Christie’s ’68Continue reading “Dave Christie: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 11, 2022”

Morning Dew: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 10, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 511) Morning Dew — “Crusader’s Smile” Hypnotic gangsta psych off the Morning Dew’s sole album (‘70). Well, at least their label was owned by a gangster — they’re not in Kansas anymore! Mark Deming says that “songs like hard rocking . . .Continue reading “Morning Dew: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 10, 2022”

David Ruffin: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 9, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 510) David Ruffin — “The Double Cross” “The Double Cross” is a powerful and heart-rending track from Ruffin’s first solo album, ‘69’s My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me). Of course, Ruffin’s foundational days were with the Temptation. As John LoweContinue reading “David Ruffin: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 9, 2022”

The Smoke: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 8, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 509) The Smoke — “No More Now” Nuggets 2 concludes that this ‘67 Kiwi B-side “features some of the most vicious, overdriven guitar performances ever to be released in the Southern Hemisphere. . . . Brett Tauri’s savage slash ‘n’ burn guitar[,] includingContinue reading “The Smoke: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 8, 2022”

The Kinks: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 7, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 508) The Kinks — “Ring the Bells” Glorious album track from the Kinks’ third album — The Kink Kontroversy (’65). As Andrew Hickey says, it “has one of [Ray] Davies’ loveliest melodic ideas, based around a beautiful acoustic guitar riff”. Of TKK, RichieContinue reading “The Kinks: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 7, 2022”

Kak: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 6, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 507) KAK — “Lemonaide Kid” I think someone definitely spiked the lemonade on this gentle but epic psych-folk-rock track from Kak’s only album (’68). Gio Arlotta says that: [“Lemonaide Kid” is] one of the most evocative unknown songs of the late ’60s .Continue reading “Kak: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 6, 2022”

The Millennium: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 5, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 506) The Millennium — “I Just Want to Be Your Friend” Sunshine pop went supernova with the Millennium, a 60’s sunshine supergroup that created Begin, the greatest sunshine pop album ever recorded. One of the loveliest songs on the album, and B-side toContinue reading “The Millennium: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 5, 2022”

The Liberty Bell: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 4, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 505) The Liberty Bell — “Look for Tomorrow” Scorching hot ‘68 B-side by Corpus Christi garage band. Bruce Eder talks of the band: With a few breaks, the Liberty Bell might have been America’s Yardbirds — as it worked out, however, the groupContinue reading “The Liberty Bell: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 4, 2022”

Victoire Scott: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 3, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 504) Victoire Scott — “4eme” Victoire’s ‘68 A-side, “The 4th Dimension”, “describes hallucinations following an LSD take” (https://www.last.fm/fr/music/Victoire+Scott/+wiki). Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe proclaims in Yé-Yé Girls of ‘60s French Pop that the song “is a baroque pop masterpiece, a Paris Existentialism-meets-American psych rock kind ofContinue reading “Victoire Scott: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 3, 2022”

Serge Franklin: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 2, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 503) Serge Franklin — “Exister” This ultra-cool ‘68 A-side by Alain Patrice Amaraggi (AKA Serge Franklin) is the kind of freaky French freakbeat of which we were blissfully unaware. As Mark Deming says of the comp from which I plucked it: Conventional wisdomContinue reading “Serge Franklin: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 2, 2022”

Peter Pan & the Good Fairies: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 1, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 502) Peter Pan & the Good Fairies — “Kaleidoscope” One of the great psychedelic instrumentals. John “Mojo” Mills said of the comp from which I plucked “Kaleidoscope” that it contains “the kind of incidental music to be heard during the trip scene ofContinue reading “Peter Pan & the Good Fairies: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 1, 2022”