Beatles x Dennis Wilson x Frankie Valli, totally bizarre and awesome. 1972
You may also recognize Graham Gouldman in this clip. He was in charge of writing just about every good song the Yardbirds ever played. He really deserves his own sprawling post, but for now I’d check out his solo album from 1970 and one of his numerous singles that were issued under various pseudonyms. How could you go wrong with a single titled Neanderthal Man by ‘Hotlegs?’ You can’t.
I think I’m increasingly drawn to songs that seem to mimic the music listening environment today, that is, within the midst of some old youtube clip you skip to the next thing that catches your eye or ear. Can’t quite make it through the marred bridge of the song after that catchy intro? =>. Total music ADD that the likes of Ariel Pink / White Fence have churned into a catchy melodic science of music fragmentational influence. Samples are starting to feel trying at times, time to ride out a lost Syd Barrett chorus…
France Gall drops some lsd, blows some coke then goes to the beach.