Edwin Starr — “Time Is Passing By”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 6, 2023

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 693) Edwin Starr — “Time Is Passing By” Super soul song from the SuperStarr’s first album, telling a girl who got hurt in love to dust herself off, get up and try again, ‘cause the clock is tickin’. I like Starr better whenContinue reading “Edwin Starr — “Time Is Passing By”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 6, 2023”

Mark LeVine — “21 Years Older than Yesterday”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 5, 2023

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 692) Mark LeVine — “21 Years Older than Yesterday” Today I will let my freak flag fly and spin a: Of the album — Pilgrim’s Progress — from which it comes, Steve Simels says: Despite the stellar personnel, the album was originally releasedContinue reading “Mark LeVine — “21 Years Older than Yesterday”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 5, 2023”

The Sunshine Company — “A Year of Jaine Time”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 4, 2023

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 691) The Sunshine Company — “A Year of Jaine Time” False advertising — a beautiful, laid back, sad song from the first album by southern California’s Sunshine Company! J Rodger says that: [Q]uite a few tunes on the record contain moments of beautifulContinue reading “The Sunshine Company — “A Year of Jaine Time”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 4, 2023”

Pisces — “A Flower for All Seasons”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 3, 2023

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 690) Pisces — “A Flower for All Seasons” This delicate, wistful, and magnificent pop psych/folk rock floret was finally allowed to bloom four decades after it was recorded. It is at once both timeless and seemingly of Civil War vintage. The band shouldContinue reading “Pisces — “A Flower for All Seasons”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 3, 2023”

Ted Neeley — “Autumn Afternoon”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 2, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 689) Ted Neeley — “Autumn Afternoon” This ’67 and ’68 B-side (https://www.45cat.com/artist/ted-neeley) by the future Christ figure is “simply one of the best blends of Association-styled harmony pop and lysergic influences you’re liable to ever hear” (http://badcatrecords.com/NEELEY.htm) and “sounds like a long-lost follow-upContinue reading “Ted Neeley — “Autumn Afternoon”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 2, 2022”

Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera — “Long Nights of Summer”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 1, 2023

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD 688) Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera — “Long Nights of Summer” Happy New Year everyone, and I hope I bring you Peace on Ear! Here is a glorious and timeless cut from the Opera’s ’68 “minor masterpiece” of an album. (Jan Zarebski, https://recordcollectormag.com/reviews/album/elmer-gantrys-velvet-opera) (seeContinue reading “Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera — “Long Nights of Summer”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — January 1, 2023″