Sunday, March 20, 2011

Daily Flash - The French Girl

I spent most of the afternoon studying and I am going down quickly....of course I have been up since 5am. Here we have a Seattle band that toned it down a bit. They previously put out a rocker of a 45 on Parrot but toned it down on this release. This song sounds very familiar to me and I'm wondering if there is another version out there...ok you musicologists out there...find out the answer!

9 comments:

Brian said...

This time, I'm afraid, I'll have to agree with the other person who gave this a "Yuck." I'll stick with "Jack Of Diamonds," their Parrot 45. This stuff is wimp pop.

EXPO67 said...

I think "Brian" is talking out of his arse. 'The French Girl' is a beautiful baroque ballad and one needs a psychedelic mynd to appreciate it. The knuckle draggin' fuzz and farfisa crowd are never going to go with something as melodic and well produced as this.

Anyway, I posted this record and the version by Gene Clark on my site only last week.

Follow the link to my outtasite below:

http://expo67-cavestones.blogspot.com/

Brian said...

Expo67 is talking out his own arse.
This song is awful. Fooey!

Poppacool said...

I love it...first post with arse in it! I agree with the beautiful baroque ballad. Is there any other version out there? I swear I have heard another version. listened to your upload of the Gene Clark version and that is not it. And Expo67, I am going to need to pay attention to your site more often!

EXPO67 said...

Bob Dylan and The Band recorded 'The French Girl' in 1967 (The Basement Tapes)....I don't think I've heard it by anyone else.

whiteray said...

This was recorded by Glenn Yarbrough on his 1967 album, "For Emily Whenever I May Find Her." This is a nice version. Thanks.

whiteray said...

Did a little more digging as something was nagging at me. "The French Girl" was written by Ian Tyson of the folk duo Ian & Sylvia and was on their 1966 album, "Ian & Sylvia Play One More."

Poppacool said...

thanks for the good detective work. I wonder if I may have heard the Ian & Sylvia version?

furrball said...

Check the songwriting credit, and I think you'll find it was written by both Ian (Tyson) AND Sylvia (Fricker). Wimp pop, my Great Aunt Fanny.