Tag: 1965

3AM Eternal: Steve Reich, It’s Gonna Rain (1965)

A haunting, disturbing, difficult, yet important work of modern minimalism and composition.

Twilight Music: Murray Adaskin Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra (1965)

We introduce a new regular feature, entitled Night Music, wherein we offer up gentle, relaxing sounds for your daily wind-down.

3AM Eternal: The Beach Boys “The Little Girl I Once Knew” (1965)

Though an excellent song, this peculiar 1965 single was the first crack in the facade of Brian Wilson’s success.

3AM Eternal: The Beach Boys “Girl Don’t Tell Me” (1965)

Brian Wilson offers up a rare moment of masculine strength in the face of the reality of his doomed summer romance.

Jackson C. Frank: Blues Run The Game (Earth)

Jackson C. Frank‘s life found him to be a man of constant sorrow. Victim of a horrific explosion, he received a small fortune in compensation, flew to England, and promptly began the process of self-destruction. In the interim, he picked up a few soon-to-be-famous friends along the way, recorded some songs, and released exactly one… Read More ›

3AM Eternal: Mel Carter “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” (1965)

A stone-cold soul/pop classic ballad. Dig it for all its amazing properties: the singing, the choir, the orchestration, the lyrics. (Pardon the lyrical video; the only other versions I found of this were rather terrible 1970s/1980s rerecords)

Lost Singles: The Beach Boys “California Girls” c/w “Let Him Run Wild”

  What would July 4th be without The Beach Boys? In selecting the single for this feature, I initially wanted to highlight the ultimate summertime song, “All Summer Long,” but, surprisingly, it was not initially released as a single in the US, although it was a popular album cut, and was released in various formats… Read More ›