Living Children — “Now It’s Over”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — February 24, 2023


744) Living Children — “Now It’s Over”

Thomassmith8721 calls the song a “masterpiece of mellowness” (, Gilesi says that it “is a moody ballad with an air of The Byrds about it, with hushed, melancholic vocals and a simple guitar break that fits perfectly with the downbeat atmosphere of the song” (, and SF Scene says that “this is a beautiful haunting soft psych ballad” (

Oh, and Quexumplexul1 relates that “I’m liking playing this in the backround after my girl treats me like s*&$”.” (

I get a suspicious “Wicked Games” vibe when listening to this song. Just me? Aluffarb says that “[l]istening to this rare psych/garage/folk-rock gem it’s pretty clear where Chris Issak may have gotten some of his musical inspiration for ‘Wicked Games’ . . . .” ( Sweet vindication!

Gilesi gives us some history:

Fort Bragg in Mendocino County on the northern coast of California was home to The Living Children, an outfit who formed in the summer of 1966, though their roots can be traced back to surf band KW and The Evils earlier in the decade. The band apparently took their name from the song ‘Living Child’ by their friends The Boy Blues from Chico, and having won a Battle of the Bands contest at the 1966 California State Fair in Sacramento played gigs across the state. Both sides of their only single were written by singer and guitarist David Green and recorded at Golden State Recorders in San Francisco. The 45 was released in March 1968 . . . .

Here is “Wicked Game”. What do you think?

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