FlinterFile: Crosby, Stills & Nash- Long Time Gone
Crosby, Stills & Nash released their first album in 1969. Read the rest of this entry
FlinterFile: The Marbles- I Can’t See Nobody
The song I Can’t See Nobody is a cover of a song by the Bee Gees. They released it as the B-Side to New York Mining Disaster 1941. Read the rest of this entry
FlinterFile: Captain Sensible- Damned On 45
Captain Sensible originally was a member of the Johnny Moped Band, but changed to the Damned in 1976. Read the rest of this entry
Song of the day: The Beach Boys- God Only Knows
In 1966, the Beach Boys released their most famous album ever: Pet Sounds. On this album, the eight track was God Only Knows. The song was written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher, and it made use of all sorts of instruments which were normally not used in a pop single. These instruments included violins, a French horn and cellos. In the US, this song was the B-side to Wouldn’t It Be Nice, in the rest of the world this was the A-side. In other words: this single had a double A-side. In the UK this became a number 2 hit, in the US it ended on number 39. Enjoy
The Beach Boys- God Only Knows
Song of the day: Them- Gloria
In 1964, the band Them recorded the song Gloria. It was written by one of the members of Them, Van Morrison. He wrote it on tour in Germany when he was eighteen years old! It was recorded along some other songs on the Decca label, where Them had just signed up. The song was a b-side from the single Baby, Please Don’t Go, and was more successful in the solo version of Van Morrison. Enjoy
Song of the day: The Champs- Tequila
Today another number 1 hit in the US pop and R&B charts, but this is an instrumental track with the word Tequila said three times in the whole song! The song was recorded in 1958 and had a sense of Latin music, since it was based on a Cuban mambo beat! Gene Autrey had signed Dave Burgess on his label in 1957, but Dave had not produced any hits till the end of 1957. At a recording session, Train to Nowhere (written by Dave) was recorded, as well as Tequila. This would be the b-side. Train to Nowhere was no success, Tequila became a success when a DJ flipped the single. Enjoy
The Champs- Tequila
Song of the day: Eddie Cochran- Summertime Blues
A golden oldie today! All the way from the fifties, written by Eddie Cochran and his manager, Jerry Capehart. In 1958 it was released as a B-side, but this time they got it wrong: the B-side would be the hit! In the US it peaked at number 8 and in the UK it reached number 18. Then the song started its way through history in many cover versions, including a version of the Beach Boys and the Who. Today we’ve got the original! Enjoy
Eddie Cochran- Summertime Blues
Song of the day: Owen Paul- My Favourite Waste Of Time
This song has been around since 1982, but we have to thank Owen Paul, otherwise we wouldn’t have known it. Starting off as a B-Side, the song did not have a lot of chances to become a hit. The song was then recorded as A-Side by Bette Midler, but the success stayed out. And then Owen Paul came around. In 1986 the song came in the hit charts and went up, to a third place in the UK! And now it’s Song of the Day, so enjoy
Owen Paul- My Favourite Waste Of Time
Song of the day: Frankie Goes To Hollywood- Relax
Above an album cover from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, the album Welcome To The Pleasuredome.
I don’t own the album, but thanks to Wikipedia I know which songs are on the album. And between all those songs are some of my personal favourites.
And no, it is not the title song, it is not Two Tribes (which is a very good song too), and it isn’t The Power Of Love either.
I will tell you in a moment. They released several 12-inch singles (those long singles, which go on for 8,9 minutes! I love them!), and one of them had a B-side with a cover of Ferry Crossed The Mersey, which was originally sung by Gerry and the Pacemakers. It’s A-side is the song of the day, namely Relax!
And this song had some great merchandising, and one of those T-shirts is shown below: