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ROCKOLLECTIONS: 1967 AND THE SUMMER OF LOVE PT.6

Continuing with this year's Summer Series, 1967 AND The Summer Of Love.
And this time out I will go very FM.
I have spoken before about FM Turntable Hits- songs that got a lot of airplay on the Underground Stations but not much in the way of sales.
Well our first song is an FM Turntable Classic!
The old group Circus Maximus with their great song Wind.
Jerry Jeff Walker was a member of that band, and later went on to great solo success in a different genre.
After that, one of the BEST bands of the 60's decade, Arthur Lee and his influential group Love.
And I will take a couple of shots at showing you just how influential this woefully underappreciated and now almost forgotten band truly was.
Do whatever it was that you used to do while listening to those glory days of Free-Form FM Radio!
And save some for me, lol!
Enjoy some deep cuts!
 
Here's the link to our NEW home, at Podomatic.com:
 
 
Or if you prefer, try yet another NEW place I am now at, Soundcloud:
 
Mike
 

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Comment by Mike Pell on July 26, 2012 at 9:19pm

Hey KF, that's today!
A very Happy Birthday to you!
And many many more,

Mike

Comment by KISSFAN on July 26, 2012 at 2:47pm

BEST THING ABOUT THE SUMMER OF LOVE 1967

JULY 26, 1967 I WAS BORN!!!

THANKS DAD & MOM

 

Comment by Mike Pell on July 26, 2012 at 10:56am
Scott,
Progressive Country?
I don't know about you, but man that song has a jazz feel to it for me!
Got caught up in the moment...hahahaha!
The Wind is MY love!
And it unquestionably deserves the Golden Pell under those house rules.
 
 

She comes in colors huh?  They wore clothes to concerts back in the 60's?  I bet that really meant something totally different in the 60's than it does nowadays!  But since this is a G-rated site, I will leave that alone...

And now you play a band named Love, but isn't Love the Wind?  I'm so confused!!!

 

 
All I can say is it's like a cartoon here sometimes, and a thousand little Jons are coming out of a factory, lol!
The Moody Blues and Love songs are so eerily similar musically, but it took me years to make the connection I shared with you guys in minutes.
Thanks for the "Great show", listening, writing, and trying out the alternate site (which may become a player in this game, as I may need to offset Podomatic...learning as I go along).
Felt good about this show,
Mike
Comment by Scott on July 26, 2012 at 7:14am

Circus Maximus, hmmm....  So I looked them up and they were/are described as the Psychedelic roots of  Progressive Country.  Lets hope that plant has only one root, because only this one band can get away with that.  I did enjoy the tune, but after reading that description I was hoping to hear a bit more of that "progressive" side since the country part was missing (thankfully).  But alas, it was more like the wind, and the wind is love!  uhh..  wait sorry got caught up in the moment.  Yes...  Yes, I agree Golden Pell goes to Cirque De Sol Maximus, or something like that...

She comes in colors huh?  They wore clothes to concerts back in the 60's?  I bet that really meant something totally different in the 60's than it does nowadays!  But since this is a G-rated site, I will leave that alone...

And now you play a band named Love, but isn't Love the Wind?  I'm so confused!!!

I do so love (like the wind I might add) the Moody Blues!  And if the rule for the Golden Pell wasn't based upon songs we've never heard before then this wins easily!

Great show Mike!

PS:  I tried the SoundCloud version this time, I prefer Pod-O-Matic still think its a cleaner look, but this was cool too!

Comment by Mike Pell on July 25, 2012 at 9:32am
RJ,
I had a feeling Circus Maximus would get the Golden Pell.
It is such a great song!
And Love was one terrific band, I should go back to them before the summer is over.
She's A Rainbow is from Their Satanic Majesties Request, and is the one and only album where the Stones went psychedelic.
It has gotten better with age...fascinating to listen to today.
There was indeed a radio edit that didn't include that spoken passage at the end of Nights In White Satin.
In fact that wasn't enough, there were several versions shorter and shorter for AM radio.
On FM , the hip stations played it all, the hit stations the shorter ones.
Thanks for the listen and writing, and I see into the future I guessed the next Golden Pell, lol,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on July 24, 2012 at 11:23am

This one's easy, Golden Pell goes to Wind by Circus Maximus.  That is a cool, laid back song with tons of atmosphere.  Great choice.

 

I also liked the songs dealing with colors.  She Comes In Colors and She's A Rainbow both are very nice tunes.

 

And as soon as you introduced the next to last track and started playing it, I immediately thought of Nights In White Satin.  You can definitely hear the similarities.  The big one, by The Moody Blues, has always made me wonder why they put that spoken passage at the end.  Was there a radio edit that didn't include that passage?  Just wondering, 'cause it seems ill-suited for the radio.

 

Nice show brother.

Comment by Mike Pell on July 21, 2012 at 11:36pm

Jon, I read so many news stories sometimes I have to stay away from the computer.

Wonder if you could guess my politics, lol?

RJ certainly knows!

Comment by Jon on July 21, 2012 at 9:25pm

And this is why you need to use google! I actually have the issue of The Weekly World News where he was the cover story.

Comment by Mike Pell on July 21, 2012 at 8:04pm

Who the hell is Bat Boy?

That guy doesn't look like he hands bats to pro ballplayers, lol!

Comment by Jon on July 21, 2012 at 7:02pm

Not my idol because he died. So, my idol would be nobody. Except maybe Bat Boy.

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