London Phogg: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — August 9, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD

545) The London Phogg — “The Times to Come”

A-side of the Phogg’s only single (’68) is a sunshine pop supernova. As Richard Cameron says, it is a “unique juxtaposition of pop harmony vocals and fuzz guitar psychedelia”, a “kind of a sub-genre – “Sunshine Psych.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLbHXRVuFr4). This could have been a contender against “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” — “That Coke on earth at last has come and now at last a new world has begun.” What do you say, Don Draper?

A bit about the band:

This Las Vegas ensemble formed in 1968 and was originally called the London Fog before they issued their one and only single. . . . The group won the 1968 Teen Scene Battle of the Rock & Soul Bands competition at the Las Vegas Ice Palace, which gave them the opportunity to record and issue their 45 (‘The Times To Come’ b/w ‘Takin’ It Easy’) on the A&M label in late 1968.

https://techwebsound.com/artist/?artist=319

“I sat down to watch the local station. Men were there from every nation. I ran out to read the morning paper and the news was just as great there. That peace on earth at last has come and now at last a new world has begun. The sky is filled with gentle doves. This is the morning of the times to come. In the place at noon I stood dumbfounded. In the hills were guns it sounded. Little children laughed and gathered flowers. Steeple bells rang on for hours. Soft music filled the wind each night. The gentle lamb lay sleeping in the sun. Let every man love everyone. This is the morning of the times to come. Let every heart be filled with love. Let everyone be cared for by someone. Let every man love everyone. This is the morning of the times to come.”

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