Archive for the '1960s' Category
Songs about shagging, music has always been inextricably linked with SEX. The rhythmic beat of rock’roll that got right up the noses of puritan religious types back in the fifties through the epic orgasmic disco releases of the seventies; continuing today in all it’s myriad forms, some more subtle than others. I’ve plenty of obvious tracks to choose from and I will put one in particular up soon but this is an understated one. Don’t write it off because it’s Kenny Rogers! Although tame by what can be released in this day and age, it was pretty brazen stuff for the late sixties and created some controversy when it was released. The softness of the verses contrasting with the build up to the rock shouted choruses adds a real edge to it. It’s a real stab at laying down some music to get jiggy to, although with it clocking in at just under four minutes you would hope that your session would last a little longer.
Albert Hoffman RIP
The band were unique, even in the 60’s, in that they played most of their live shows and recorded their albums while on LSD
Not familiar with psychedelic rock, my brief brushes with it confined to viewing the “Pidgeon Toed Orange Peel” scene from the Clint Eastwood flick, Coogan’s Bluff and eating some mouldy rye bread. In these cases, when you have a whole genre of music that is unfamiliar, you need some guidance in the form of a huge compilation by an esteemed expert in the field and in this case you can do no wrong by getting the 4 CD box set of Nuggets – Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-68. Get it and freak out.