Tag: 1967

Twilight Music: The Beatles, “Flying” (1967)

The underrated Beatles track “Flying,” in its original, unedited form, raises the quality level on this neglected track.

Murry Wilson: The Many Moods Of Murry Wilson (Universal Japan)

One of the most derided albums of the rock era came from the mind of one of the most notorious showbiz fathers of all time. Guess what? It’s nowhere near as bad as your preconceived notions would lead you to believe.

Murry Wilson: The Many Moods Of Murry Wilson (Universal Japan)

One of the most derided albums of the rock era came from the mind of one of the most notorious showbiz fathers of all time. Guess what? It’s nowhere near as bad as your preconceived notions would lead you to believe.

3AM Eternal: The Beach Boys “Darlin'” (1967)/Sharon Marie “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You Baby” (1964)

A prime example of the Brian Wilson recycling technique.

3AM Eternal: The Turtles “Happy Together”/”Elenore” (1967/1968)

The Turtles, one of psychedelic pop’s greatest bands, recorded a number of great love songs, and here are two of them. 1967’s “Happy Together” is their best-known and most beloved hit, a tale of love, and an innocent love at that. 1968’s “Elenore” was a song that was meant to be a “screw you” to… Read More ›

Strawberry Alarm Clock: Incense and Peppermints/Wake Up…It’s Tomorrow (Tune In)

“Incense and Peppermints” by the California-based Strawberry Alarm Clock will forever be associated with 1967 and The Summer of Love. It’s easy to understand why; it’s exotic, with a hypnotizing keyboard melody over a crunchy garage-rock melody and some great vocal harmonizing. Released at the beginning of 1967, it signaled that something different was coming…. Read More ›