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The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:17 pm
This was my very last post at our previous home:

Manfred Mann's first single was a moody instrumental which failed to chart. I remember hearing
"Why Should We Not?" on the hospital radio in mid 1963 while recovering from an operation:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_Mann


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:02 pm
Mr. K wrote:This was my very last post at our previous home:

Manfred Mann's first single was a moody instrumental which failed to chart.

Funny you should bring up Manfred Mann. Myself and my Dad were talking to a friend about the MM concert we attended back in 2012 or 2013 this weekend just gone! My Dad was let down because they didn't play "Joybringer". Laughing

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:47 pm
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Mr. K wrote:This was my very last post at our previous home:

Manfred Mann's first single was a moody instrumental which failed to chart.

Funny you should bring up Manfred Mann. Myself and my Dad were talking to a friend about the MM concert we attended back in 2012 or 2013 this weekend just gone! My Dad was let down because they didn't play "Joybringer". Laughing

That story sounds familiar. Of course, I can't check now whether I really did read it at our previous abode, haha.

Still on the twin subjects of MM and our previous abode,  I launched a topic there devoted to their fantastic debut album The Five Faces of Manfred Mann as individual tracks. And lo and behold, the full album is now up on YouTube. Enjoy!



Curiously, the album cover in the video is of the wimpy US version!

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:50 am
Heard this fine Hollies song in a BBC documentary on Michael Palin earlier in the week:



https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/2889/michael_palin_bbc_special/


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:17 pm
Ever have an album you have never heard, finally get to it and wonder how you lasted so long without getting it?

"Ogden's Nut Gone Flake" is that album for me. I hadn't heard it until quite late last year! This is my favourite from the LP..


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on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:51 pm
BobLucas wrote:Ever have an album you have never heard, finally get to it and wonder how you lasted so long without getting it?

"Ogden's Nut Gone Flake" is that album for me. I hadn't heard it until quite late last year! This is my favourite from the LP..

I remember coming home sometime in mid '68 and hearing these strings blasting out of the
bedroom window. It was the title track of Ogden's, which my brother had bought that day.

Doesn't "Rene" have a false fade? Lovely song, fantastic album.

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:53 am
This track popped into my head this morning.

Track: 'California Sun'---The Rivieras


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:56 pm
CherokeeRose wrote:This track popped into my head this morning.

Track: 'California Sun'---The Rivieras

I love that song!

Listening to one of the French radio stations back in 1968, waiting for a decent US song
through all the French shit, I kept hearing this organ-fuelled exception to the rule. All I knew
of it were the words "le château", which I assumed were the title. Oddly, French friends of
mine couldn't help me. It took more than four decades to get there, mainly by trial-and-error
googling. It is in fact called "Le bal des laze" and it's sung by French superstar Michel
Polnareff, one of the acts to open for the Boys in Paris in late 1966 (thanks be to AGD).



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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:55 pm
One of my favourite Mamas and Papas songs at this exact moment in time..
This version is great because all the mock session stuff in the middle has been edited out.
I'd have gone a step further and edited the drums after the vocal section and had it come in when the bass starts..
Either way, lovely song.


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:54 pm
BobLucas wrote:One of my favourite Mamas and Papas songs at this exact moment in time..
Great vocal harmonies. One of the most distinctive bands of all time.

Starting from scratch can be a bit daunting. Where to begin? Well, perhaps with one's favourite '60s 45 all-time favourite track!  



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_Louie

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:55 pm
I didn't know The Turtles covered this song until very recently.. I love it, particularly the bass.
Very under rated band in my opinion.

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:02 am
BobLucas wrote:I didn't know The Turtles covered this song until very recently.. I love it, particularly the bass.
Very under rated band in my opinion.

I'd always assumed this was the original. It seems The Vogues did it first:  https://secondhandsongs.com/work/3095/versions#nav-entity

So much stuff to post (again)!  These are The Chiffons with my all-time favourite NYGG track:


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:53 pm
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So much stuff to post (again)!  These are The Chiffons with my all-time favourite NYGG track:
One of the best songs Spector never produced!

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:44 pm
BobLucas wrote:I didn't know The Turtles covered this song until very recently.. I love it, particularly the bass.
Very under rated band in my opinion.

I have always loved The Turtles. I use to play their songs all the time, also in my first ever car I will also add, lol! My Dad spoke to Mark Volman from The Turtles some years back and he was very nice person. I do also agree on them being underrated---a great band!

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:53 am
I see little point in starting a Soul Topic at this early stage of the game.
Maybe something for later?----we'll see.

I remember hearing this superb Stax song on French radio back in 1967.
(Bell also did a sincere tribute to Otis shortly after the fatal plane crash.)  



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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Always liked this track. The arrangements, harmonies and blend are excellent.


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:58 am
Sad news about Neil Diamond. From 1966, this is still my favourite of his:



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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:18 pm
I heard this gem on the TV the other day for the first time in some years! We also covered the song once at a few LK rehearsals about 8/9 years ago. Smile


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:35 pm
Soul singer Etta James, who died six years ago almost to the day, was best known for her
song "I'd Rather Go Blind". After hearing a lacklustre tribute version on Dutch TV today,
I feel compelled to post the version I remember best. Chicken Shack may not be a
household name but their female lead singer later joined a band that most certainly is:




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Shack

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Always felt the Bonzos were far too overlooked when considering the quality of their work, in fact, I considered a thread dedicated to them.. maybe one day..
20 years later, this track would be rap.
This is also an example of a song with a tiny moment that makes the whole track for me.. in this case it's at 2:38 where the vocal in the left speaker has this delay/feedback effect applied.

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on Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:22 am
BobLucas wrote:Always felt the Bonzos were far too overlooked when considering the quality of their work, in fact, I considered a thread dedicated to them.. maybe one day..
20 years later, this track would be rap.
This is also an example of a song with a tiny moment that makes the whole track for me.. in this case it's at 2:38 where the vocal in the left speaker has this delay/feedback effect applied.

Love that effect! I remember the Bonzos were held in very high esteem in certain circles
at the time but they were largely over the general public's collective head. "Canyons Of
Your Mind" has some wonderful burps towards the end but they are subtlety itself
compared to the stupendous belch Stanshall lets fly at 1:58 in this live version:




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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Mr. K wrote:
Love that effect! I remember the Bonzos were held in very high esteem in certain circles
at the time but they were largely over the general public's collective head. "Canyons Of
Your Mind" has some wonderful burps towards the end but they are subtlety itself
compared to the stupendous belch Stanshall lets fly at 1:58 in this live version:


The B-Side of The Urban Spaceman. Great track!

This is another favourite of mine, I love the electronic sound effects and the proto-ska sound.
They were a very clever band.. maybe a little too clever for their own good with regards to commercialism.


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:33 am
The sixties went out with a bang if this album is anything to go by:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_(album)

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:55 pm
I heard this classic on the radio today.


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Cool Cool Water wrote:I heard this classic on the radio today.

Oh yes. "Autumn Almanac" is the last Kinks record I really liked. I realize they'd done a hell of a lot
since then but it never interested me and still doesn't. Styles change and tastes change, I suppose.

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