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
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