Crimson and Clover -Tommy James and the Shondells 33. Spanish Pipedream (Blow Up Your TV) -John Prine 44.
What The World Needs Now Is Love -Jackie De Shannon 70.
I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) -The Electric Prunes 79.
In an early interview, the Beatles made the astute observation that in England, kids hated what their parents symbolized, but not their parents, whereas in America, it was the other way around.
The cliches of the 60s are just that: cliches, and should not be used to bash what was a spectacular confluence of events and sensibilities.
Early purchases of the LP surprised people when they did just that, peeling the top layer of the banana to reveal a skinned one underneath. ) While we are still on the topic of album covers an what-nots, this one took me by surprise.
This must've been super expensive and probably the reason why they stopped printing these very quickly. Whilst researching for this article, I came across this one I had never heard of - which is weird because I thought I knew everything about everything, let alone 's in-between. And I don't mean just because there 6 different versions, each showing different angles of the same scene (a man burning a letter at a pub).
There are movements which are self-consciously internationalist: one country fawns over another nation’s art, like the rich American ladies who in 1905 suddenly hankered for Japanese vases and haiku. Two more observations before we present the list: John Lennon wrote more good ‘hippie songs’ than anyone, and yet, in person, he was the opposite of a ‘hippie’ in so many ways: a bully as a kid who routinely made fun of ‘spastics,’ John was too sarcastic and mean to care for anything ‘hippie.’ John was recruited into the ‘hippie movement’ almost against his will by various forces, and, proving how complex and powerful the whole ‘hippie’ sensibility is, John’s extremely complex working-class/art school/inner turmoil/ life became a fountain of ‘hippie music.’ There We were expecting Haight-Ashbury to be special, a creative and artistic place, filled with Beautiful People, but it was horrible – full of ghastly drop-outs, bums and spotty youths, all out of their brains.
But in the ’60s, England and America, two great nations, both gave and took, equally, appreciably, in a healthy, natural, intense, rivalry of shouting, stomping, feeling, and sharing. Everybody looked stoned – even mothers and babies – and they were so close behind us they were treading on the backs of our heels.
Since then, this "play a track after the last track" technique has been used by any lazy artist who wanted a hidden track. How this works is like this: instead of just hitting "play" on track 1, the listener can actually rewind the first track into negative numbers where a bunch of hidden audio is stored.
Hell, this audio is so well hidden that it doesn't even work on some cd players. Some of the best examples include has got to be their best work just because of how much effort was put into this album alone.