This 45 has been on constant rotation this week. Darius will definitely bring your Friday night to the next level. There’s something bizarrely intriguing about this track and Darius himself as nothing else he released sounded quite like it (until 2002 with the release of his lost 1970 album Darius II (download it), that showcased his talents much better than his full length). Hello Stranger was released as a single a year after after he released his full-length self-titled album in 1968. Darius II is a bit bluesier/psych than this single and has some great flourishes of Arthur Lee/Scott Walker.
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