George Harrison: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 8, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 544) George Harrison — “Circles” Unlike The Who’s “Circles”, George Harrison’s “Circles” is no instant party, but rather a haunting and groovy meditation on reincarnation! George wrote the song in Rishikesh and demoed it — with whispered voice and harmonium — at Esher,Continue reading “George Harrison: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 8, 2022”

McCully Workshop: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 7, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 543) McCully Workshop — “Rush Hour at Midnight” A cool boss’s nova rock track . . . from South Africa?! McCully Workshop, Inc. (’70) was the “superb South African band’s stunning debut album.” (The Forced Exposure website, https://mccullyworkshop.wordpress.com/about/) “Of all the albums we’veContinue reading “McCully Workshop: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 7, 2022”

The Lomax Alliance: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 6, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 543) The Lomax Alliance — “Try As You May” A-side of the Alliance’s only single (’67), which, per Steve Leggett, “combine[s] blue-eyed soul with a kind of British Invasion template.” Why wasn’t this a hit? Leggett also noted that: Jackie Lomax . .Continue reading “The Lomax Alliance: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 6, 2022”

The Garden Club: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 5, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 542) The Garden Club — “Little Girl Lost and Found” One of the greatest early pop psych tunes, sung by the writer of “Windy”, with lyrics perfectly balanced between twee and weeeee! Funky16corners says it ‘s “cool . . . early, sing-song popsikeContinue reading “The Garden Club: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 5, 2022”

Los Blops: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 4, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 541) Los Blops — “Los Momentos” (“The Moments”)* A stunning folk rock song from Chile that “would become a classic of Chilean popular music” (http://losblops.blogspot.com/) and for Los Blops — the band’s name “inspired by the sound of a drop of water hittingContinue reading “Los Blops: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 4, 2022”

Rainy Daze: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 3, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 540) Rainy Daze — “Blood of Oblivion”/”Fe Fi Fo Fum” Fab ’67 A-side was no Apaculco Gold, but much tastier, a great pop-psych track that deserved so much more. Billboard said in July of ’67 that it was a “hot follow-up” and anContinue reading “Rainy Daze: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 3, 2022”

Black Merda: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 2, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 539) Black Merda — “Got Me Running” Here is an incendiary funk-rock out-take from Detroit’s legendary Black Merda (see #134, 467) If the song was a fine wine (which it is, and it gets even better with age), I would say that toContinue reading “Black Merda: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 2, 2022”

Focal Point: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 1, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 538) Focal Point — “Hassle Castle” A magical, wistful song by Focal Point, one of my favorite bands of all time (see #4, 43, 198). Focal Point only released one single, but it all started out like a fairy tale when they corneredContinue reading “Focal Point: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 1, 2022”