Lots of flak about the Beatles these days, mostly so that the suits can cash in before the copyright runs out. Look it up if you don’t believe me. But why listen to what the suits tell you to? The whole chaserei got me thinking about the great bands from that time that were NOT wildly over hyped.
What my friends and I had in common in that halcyon time was that we may have listened to the suit music, but we kept an ear out for everything else too.
So check out some of the (randomly chosen)also-rans:
“Making Time” was the only cut by the Creation that made it to America, as an import single I might add. I had read about it in Melody Maker and snapped one up when I came across it. It made my friends think that I might be slightly less of a numb-nuts than they had thought:
“Making Time” by the Creation
“Painter Man” by the Creation
The Move gave the world Roy Wood and the guy who started the Electric Light Orchestra, unless that was also Roy Wood. They were way on the fun program:
“Night of Fear” by the Move
“I Can Hear the Grass Grow” by the Move
These next guys were a pop act with Bizaro overtones:
“Hold Tight” by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
(Remember that one from “Death Proof,” which no one but me seems to think was a great movie?)
“Bend It” By DD, D, B, M and T
Think the Beatles had a lock on genius? Check out this mature cut by the Kinks:
“Waterloo Sunset” by the Kinks
Those were the days, my friends, we knew they had to end, so we laughed and carried on like there was no tomorrow, and sometimes I think that we were right.