The Searchers — “Crazy Dreams”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — November 10, 2022


636) The Searchers — “Crazy Dreams”

The Searchers’ chart successes dwindled in the latter half of the ‘60’s, but they still released exquisite singles, ones that deserved to be hits. One of the best was this barnstorming psychy ‘67 B-side, written by John McNally and Mike Pender. Who ever thought that the Searchers would sing “Sitting up here in the sky. I don’t care ’cause I’m high.”?!

As Bruce Eder says:

By the beginning of 1966, the group’s string of chart hits seemed to have run out . . . . The[y] continued working, however, playing clubs and cabarets in England and Europe. 

Andrew Darlington adds:

As hair grew longer and riffs got wilder elsewhere in Pop, as other first-generation Beat Boom names were falling by the wayside, the Searchers were graduating into mild string-laden protest . . . . [u]ntil eventually the[y] slide out of the Top Forty with a row of goodish 1966 forty-fives [including] one called “Popcorn Double Feature” [see #352].

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