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Here's the 2nd half of a Return To The Summer Of Love or at least 1967, which I will do periodically.
This is a very good episode, with things you may not have ever heard or thought of in quite some time- and again, an authentic slice of what we were listening to in that amazing year for Music.
In it, I'll play a song that began a Lasting Friendship with the Fab Four.
And I may have coined a name for a Musical Genre in here, albeit a small Genre!
You like Bubblegum Music?
Forget'll hear nothing remotely Teenytinybopper in here, lol!
These Young Artists were taking the Music BACK from the Producers and Record Labels and experimenting- doing their own thing.
Join me for some Adventuresome Rock Music!
Here are the links to when Rock & Roll was still slowly but surely continuing to get some respect, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic with the cool, trippy, hippie full-screen effect:

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Comment by Mike Pell on September 19, 2013 at 2:24am


You have have Disraeli Gears, but never listened to it?
For shame, lol!
Well one less song for me to send.

Comment by Mike Pell on September 19, 2013 at 2:20am
Harry Nilsson is a staple, lol!
Hard to believe he did that in 1967, and it's true, in the 90's my buddy Mike and I would always count the Beatle references (drunk and later sober when we gave it up), and never get the same answer!
Love the ending- Strawberry Beatles Forever!
SWLABR is actually She Walks Like A Bearded RAINBOW!
Like I said, hey it was the 60's, why spell it out for them...let people use their imagination, lol!
I played that band on the show years ago that does covers of classic Rock songs using Gregorian Chant...can't remember their name.
Now there are many of them, including actual monks, even nuns.
I know that R.E.M. song (but do I have it? Is it on their In Time, their Best Of?).
Nice pick, I hadn't noticed the similarity.
I was flabbergasted also the first time I heard the Bee Gees do that song.
The Association too, and surprising with the Yardbirds eh?
See, you guys NEED me for these things, LOL!
If only you could have been there for 1967- the FM Radio had very few commercials, the DJ's talked a little or a lot depending on their mood, and every day, EVERY DAY brought new amazing music, and old things I had never been exposed to- it was a Magical Time for me!
I know The Left Banke didn't fit with the other 3, they were Gregorian.
But with one eye on the time left, I decided at the last moment to play it because it is Baroque-style, and that's close enough.
Never question the Pell Master, LOL!
And indeed, Walk Away Renee is the song lyric we talked about in the first half.
That James Bond feel with Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood...I got it, Jon got it...must mean something...stay tuned.
Great question, "where have you been hiding these outstanding tracks?".
Hahahahahaha, I don't know, they just came out that way.
Damn that final song didn't fit, The Last Day Of Summer by Jen Gloeckner- I can only run over so much.
Don't tell Jon, but it was originally done by The Cure, LOL!
And this is one very cool statement,"This was definitely your most absolute best show ever in the history of Mike Pell".
Finally, the difficult choice- the Golden Pell to The Left Banke!
I should say, my memory is that song was not nearly the hit Walk Away Renee was, but the newly Rock playing FM stations jumped on it because it was so different and adult.
Thanks for the listen and writing, and hint received, lol,
Comment by Mike Pell on September 18, 2013 at 7:01pm
I had the same feeling listening to Summer Wine, and so did RJ.
Maybe next week...!
I don't, but people forget or never knew, that the Bee Gees were considered Progressive Rock back in the 60's on all the hip groovy FM stations, at least in New York.
And they WERE, doing many vocal and musical experiments, up to I guess the Odessa album.
To bad they ruined their rep with many Rockers by going Disco, but nothing much else was going for them- things had dried up.
And how about those well-known groups- The Association, The Left Banke, The Yardbirds- doing what I called Gregorian Rock?
Actually, The Left Banke was more Baroque.
I felt good about that set, and it may well just have been amazing, lol!
Good luck with your goal of being a chanting monk, I can see and hear you as that.
Despite my mention of...ahem...The Cure!
Sorry, I didn't know about your aversion.
Is there NO cure for The Cure, LOL?
Oops, said it again!
Thanks for the listen and writing, glad you almost completely enjoyed it...but I had to mention The Cure, lol,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 18, 2013 at 11:32am

Just realized that I have Disraeli Gears, which has SWLABR.  I've yet to listen to the album, but I'm gonna do it now.

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 18, 2013 at 11:10am

Man, I like that Harry Nilsson song.  I think it's really cool that he could do that.  It's much better than mash-ups that you get today.  This is a contender for the GP.

I think I've heard that second song.  It's the Young Rascals and it's great.  But no GP because I'm pretty sure I've heard it.

The Cream song is awesome.  Never heard that.  SWLABR.  Why not just name it She Walks Like A Bearded Rose.  This is definitely in the running for the coveted GP.

There's a band that does cover's of classic songs using Gregorian Chant.  That's all they do.  I've posted them somewhere on here before.  The melody in part of the song is exactly like the melody in the song Superman by R.E.M.  Exactly.  But this came first, so R.E.M. must have borrowed.  Wow!  That's the Bee Gees?  I'm flabbergasted. 

The next song reminds me of that Christmas song about Snoopy and The Red Baron.  Wow Mike, you are on a roll.  This is another fantastic song.  Requiem For The Masses by The Association.  Very nice.

Okay, I get it now, the songs in this segment all have a similar feel to them.  This one immediately makes me think of a Spaghetti Western movie.  This is great stuff.  Why don't you always play music this good?  Just kiddin' of course.  This is the Yardbirds?  Still I'm Sad?  Again, nice tune.

Now this song doesn't really fit with the last 3.  But hey, who am I to question the Pell Master?  I still like it a lot.  I don't think the strings (violins and such) are used nearly enough anymore.  They sound great here.  They don't overwhelm the song.  Even some nice wind instruments in this one.  Pretty Ballerina by The Left Bank.  They did Walk Away Rene?  Wasn't that a song lyric we talked about in the first half?  I thought the vocals sounded familiar, now I know why.

Next up, Nancy And Lee.  Mike, where have you been hiding these outstanding tracks?  This is yet another fantastic song.  Love the duet.  And there's the strings again.  How am I gonna pick a Golden Pell?  The strings along with those great vocals really drive this song.  And now I get a James Bond feel.  

I would have never guessed that you'd play a killer song to close this show.  She sounds kind of like Stevie Nicks.  It's gone.  What happened, I was liking that.  The Last Day Of Summer by Jen Glockner?  Something like that.  

Well, I have to pick a winner.  This is impossible.  This was definitely your most absolute best show ever in the history of Mike Pell.  Golden Pell to The Left Bank.  I want this and every song here.  Hint, hint.

Comment by Jon on September 18, 2013 at 8:49am

"Summer Wine" sounds like a 60's James Bond song. Doesn't beat Goldfinger, but nothing has or ever will.

Why did you mention The Cure? Wow, they truly suck.

That was the Bee Gees? I might have this song somewhere, it's really good. Actually that whole set was really good, The Association, The Left Bank, The Yardbirds....amazing set. Yet ruined, by the mention of The Cure.

This show was even better than the last one. I like monks. I like chanting monks. One day my goal is to be a chanting monk. But my goal and dreams are ruined by the mention of The Cure. Why?


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