Yesterday's Sounds Today

Tag: Sunshine Pop

Harpers Bizarre: The Complete Singles Collection 1965-1970 (Now Sounds)

Harpers Bizarre was perhaps the most anachronistic pop band to hit the charts during the Summer of Love. This collection condenses the band to its best element–the single side of a 45 record.

3AM Eternal: The Fortunes, “Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again” (1971)

Sunshine pop for a rainy day? Why not?!?

3AM Eternal: The Association “Cherish” (1966)

Much like the aforementioned Turtles, selecting a love song from Sunshine Pop masters The Association¬†is a difficult task, as gorgeously produced love songs were their specialty. So we’ll go with this classic, from 1966.¬† Dig those harmonies, baby…

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 ›

3AM Eternal: Pepperment Rainbow “Will You Be Staying After Sunday” (1968)

A little sunshine pop is a great way to start off a new week! Let us then proceed to enjoy the first hit from Baltimore-based Peppermint Rainbow. This lovely little tune was a hit in 1968, and rightly so. You can’t resist the harmonies of sisters Bonnie and Pat Lamdin, and the catchy melody will… 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 ›

Tomorrow Is So Far Away: A Conversation With Design’s Barry Johnston

The late 1960s were a time of musical transition–pop was transforming into rock music, and the hip sounds of the day were becoming harder, harsher, and louder, but not every artist gave themselves over to the trends of the day. One such example is the vocal harmony group Design. In an era of Hendrix, Pink… Read More ›