Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jefferson Airplane - Lather

Over the past few years I have developed an appreciation for quite a few well known 60's bands that I had previously ignored. For the Airplane, I don't know why I never really listened to them but a lightbulb went off in my head one day...this is good stuff.  Here is the "b" side to the minor hit (#64) "Crown Of Creation",


















































Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rascals - Real Thing

I am a huge Rascals fan. Here is a gem of a "b" side from a minor hit after their big hit days were over. I absolutely love love love this song.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Left Banke - I've Got Something On My Mind

"b" side of a song that barely dented the charts (#98 if I remember correctly). What a brilliant song!

















































Monday, March 28, 2011

Donovan - Teen Angel

Our next "b" side comes to us from Donovan. The "A" side (Hurdy Gurdy Man) was a smash hit with it's heavy heavy sound, while the "b"side was perfect opposite....slow and hypnotic. I don't think Donovan really has been appreciated for the artist he was/is...I foresee more of his "b" sides making the grade in future "b" side installments.














































Sunday, March 27, 2011

Clique - Superman

While looking through my 45s I  realized there are a ton of great "b" sides that did not get the attention they deserved because of the hit side. I thought that would make an interesting theme week. The problem was narrowing them down to a weeks worth...we will call this weeks great b sides week 1. The main criteria I had was that the "A" side had to be a top 100 Billboard Hit. This was originally an "A" side as well as later the "b" side from Sugar On Sunday.  It is probably best known due to REM covering it eyars ago.






















Saturday, March 26, 2011

Count Five - Peace Of Mind

Rainy and cold today. Classic 45 and a promo to boot.




Friday, March 25, 2011

Peggy Paxton - It Ain't What I Do

Took my wife to Durham today and was able to hit some record stores in Chapel Hill. Found some cool cheap stuff..yep, I'm happy. Maybe they will make this blog someday if I have time. For now, here is a hard to find soul 45 on Paula

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wanda Jackson - Funnel Of Love

I'm thinking the French girl post so far has garnered the most disgust and poor responses but I bet I can beat it....but don't worry, not tonight.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hardtimes- Fortune Teller

I saw the PDF for the Record Store day releases and I'm going to be SOL...I'm in school on Saturdays. It really pisses me off how these limited edition releases are handled. Most of the people buy them to sell on Ebay for hundreds of dollars..yeah, I know we live in a demoncracy but I actually like listening to the things I buy and I am not out for a big profit. I really wanted the Hold Steady RSD LP but they only made 600 or so and people were selling them for big bucks on ebay last year...I just hope I can get the Sub Pop releases....ok, deep breaths...working my self into a lather. So, in this "wishful thinking" mood I've got, I've uploaded a killer cover version of the ole R&B song....this was a minor hit. Stones also did a good version.






Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bob Seger System - Lucifer

I've been reading text books for about 2 hours give or take time out to feed the dogs/cats and play catch with my lab and now the diversion of tonights upload. I changed my mind regarding what I was going to upload as it was a wimpy 60's pop song. I guess I need to space those out so we won't have any fights..lol....anyway, you can never go wrong with Seger. And enjoy the youtube vid as well...listen to the interviewer...talk about square. He does not appear to have a hip bone in his body...I'm suprised he did not pee his pants when Bob said the name of the song they were singing was called Lucifer.....Well, back to the books.






Monday, March 21, 2011

Intimates - I've Got A Tiger In My Tank

Monday hot rod with a song Lou Reed co wrote...Strange to think he went from this "Beach Boys" fad to "I'm Waiting For The Man" It is unclear if he played on this.

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!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Remains - Why Do I Cry

It has been nice and warm the last few days. I'm hoping the cold days are for the most part behind us cuz the heating bill has absoulutely killed me this year. Up tonight is a classic garage 45 from the Remains.



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Rupert's People - Reflections of Charles Brown

Happy St. Patrick's day. Sorry I did not prepare a shamrock day upload...hey, somedays it's all I can do to upload a song. I should have waited on the Belfast Gypsies but hey I was not thinking. Anyway,I'm too tired to coordinate mp3/pictures for uploads...plus this song feels like it fits right in with the type of day I had.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Maria Dallas - Ambush

Killer 45 that has become a Northern Soul fave. Maria is an Australian white girl. Pretty weird

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nightwalkers - It'll Only Hurt For A Little While JCP 45

Here is a crazy impossible to find 45/ps on the JCP label. Sorry about the sound but I cleaned it up as much as I could.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Exports - Car Hop

I always thought this was an interesting King 45.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Small Faces- Here Come The Nice

Picked up some R&B 78's today. I usually shy away from 78's but could not pass these up. They even may make this blog someday.  In the meantime, enjoy this great Small Faces 45.



Friday, March 11, 2011

Clique - She Ain't No Good

It has been a long week. I'm glad I have tomorrow off from school. This is a group from the UK and not the Texas group.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

OPUS IV - Mess Around

garage dance beat going on here


Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Charmettes - Please Don't Kiss Me Again

Had a headache from Hell last night so no posting. Here's a wonderful little early 60's girl group effort. I don't believe it was included on the girl group sounds 4 cd box set which is a total shame. They missed out on this catchy song.  On a side note, would love to have written feedback when a "yuck" is given of why you hated it. I expect this one to get a few but I've been surprised by some yuck's lately.




Monday, March 07, 2011

Duane Eddy - Moon Shot

Another fine installment of Instrumental Monday. Look who wrote, arranged and conducted this sucker...David Gates from Bread fame.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Captain Beefheart Abba Zaba & Yellow Brick Road

Can't go wrong with a little Beefheart




Saturday, March 05, 2011

Electric Prunes - The Great Banana Hoax

I always liked the Electric Prunes. Mark Tulin, the Bass player died February 26, 2011



Friday, March 04, 2011

Gene Chandler - What Now

Well I broke down and bought a new car yesterday. It has satellite radio and I was grooving to Little Stevens Underground Garage. I'm hoping there is a good classic underground soul station as well. Picked up this nice one sided promo at the record show last sunday. Found a youtube video....not the best video but damn what a voice!




Thursday, March 03, 2011

Steve Ellis and his Starfires - Walking Around & That's How It Feels

Its been a long week. I don't think next week will be any shorter but at least I do have spring break next week.




Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose A Good Thing

Sweet soul sounds from Barbara Lynn. One of my all time faves.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Love - My Little Red Book

Unbelievable that Bachrach disliked this version. I think it is the definitive version. Check out the 1st pressing stock and promo labels on these babies.