Saturday, June 21, 2014

Daisy Clan - Riding A Rainbow (1971)

Another great find from that massive '70s promo haul, this is a European (German, I think) band performing for us a lovely piece of psychedelic pop.

The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - A Dance, A Kiss And A Song (1968)

The top-side of this record was a minor hit for Charles Watts and his lengthily-named group of merry men.  I prefer this B-side, myself - it's a groovy workout.  Can I say that? I did already, too late.  Soul brother.

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - I'm The Urban Spaceman (1968)

I first heard this as a wee lad (can't say that, not from the UK) young dude on a Dr. Demento compilation.  Years later, I had the opportunity to grab a NOS copy from one of my local haunts.  This is a quirky little song with a star-studded connection - "Apollo C. Vermouth" is a pseudonym for Paul McCartney and Gus Dudgeon, and the band was the house band on Do Not Adjust Your Set, a British kids' show featuring many future Monty Python members.  It really shows here...

Redwing - California Blues/Dark Thursday (1971)

Creedence Clearwater Revival was not the only blues-rock band on Fantasy in the late '60s-early '70s.  Here are two equally good sides from a lesser-known group called Redwing.

Plum Run - Little Miss Inside (1969)

Whoever Plum Run were, they left us with this excellent slice of bubblegum, a very early release on the Avco Embassy label.

New Hope - Look Away/The Money Game (1970)

I told you how much I loved the New Hope's first single on here, "Won't Find Better".  The production quality on this one is great too - the A-side, as unconventional as it is, has been an earworm for me since I bought it a few weeks ago.  The B-side is pretty hard-driving and features some great fuzz work.

Billy Shears and the All Americans - Message To Seymour (1969)

The A-side is a fairly popular example of a response song to the "Paul is dead" controversy - even the band's name is Beatles-inspired.  But this B-side is kind of strange in a good way.  No idea who these fellows are, either...

The Smoke Ring - High On A Rainbow (1970)

Here's a nice pop piece from the guys that gave you "No, Not Much" (which will be featured on here later).  It sounds exactly like you might expect from the title.

The Music Machine - Absolutley Positively/Double Yellow Line (1967)

Sorry for the wait! Organizing my collection and working and driving and blah blah blah here have some Bonniwell. This one's "absolutley" a classic!