As usual the Jukebox is flirting with all kinds of 60's debris this week. From blues rockers to a shot of garage-soul to breezy psych with a nice mix of male and female vocals for everyone.

[MP3] The World of Oz -We've All Seen The Queen
Beatles influenced psych-pop with an orchestral bent. This group had an album out on Decca in the 60's but aside from a few singles little impression was made from it. This track has a flair for the dramatic mixed with a catchy strum and huge horn stabs, making it a nice example of 60's excess at its finest.

[MP3] Kangaroo -Daydream Stallion
This Barbara Keith fronted band made a reputation playing the Cafe Wha?, but their subsequent album was a hodgepodge of styles that didn't sit well together. This soaring breezy folk number is probably the best of the bunch and the only Barbara Keith penned track of the album. Keith would go on to a bit more success with a later solo career.

[MP3] Wilkinson Tri-Cycle -9-5 '59
A hard-hitting blues rock thumper with a bass line that propels it like premium and firey guitar laid down on the solos. The rest of their album, put out on CBS subsidiary Date records wasn't quite as memorable and like so many the band called it quits soon after.

[MP3] Affinity -United States of Mind
One of a handful of great singles by Affinity that didn't make it on to their sole self titled album, here the band take the Allan Hull tune "United States of Mind" and turn it into a counter culture anthem on the strength of Linda Hoyle powerful croon. An excellent fusion of sleepy jazz and folk-rock that far surpasses the original.

[MP3] The British-North American Act -Give Yourself a Ride
A woozy psych ramble from this blip on the 60's map is a mesh of West Coast harmonies and eastern inflected guitar. A nice example of the post Beatles eastern bent that began to pervade many releases of the late 60's and a rather enjoyable tune as well.

[MP3] The Music Machine -Double Yellow Line
A non-album single from the creators of "Talk Talk," this track also hinges on their huge stabs of farfisa and ratty guitar. Also present is Sean Bonniwell's impassioned delivery that made all their songs straddle the lines between soul and snotty garage punkers. Well worth it for that opening organ line alone!
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posted by dissensous at 10:35:00 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

brilliant, as usual. keep it up dude

5:16 PM  
Blogger Edorf said...

God bless the music machine!

4:59 AM  
Anonymous saffy said...

World of Oz. that lp is my all-time fave headphones while visiting smokey mountain listen. seriously. and this song is such a perfect carnaby groover swinging orchestra number it's not funny! super picks!!

and the British North American Act...best song on the lp! and Canadian at that.!

wicked blog.

2:21 PM  

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