THE MUSIC EXPLOSION - Sunshine Games

 
THE MUSIC EXPLOSION - 'Sunshine Games' / 'Can't Stop Now' (Laurie LR 3400) Aug 1967

'Sunshine Games' was a sizable hit for The Music Explosion and I can see why because it's a catchy bubblegum tune. The song was compiled in the 80s on Mindrocker Volume 5.

The flip 'Can't Stop Now' credited to hitmakers Kasenetz-Katz & Chiprut has some fuzz, brass and organ (farfisa?) and remains uncomped. Hmmn, did The Music Explosion actually play on this record or was it studio musicians??

They were from Mansfield, Ohio by the way and when singer Jamie Lyons went out on his own ,the band eventually morphed into The Crazy Elephant.


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THE MUSIC EXPLOSION - Sunshine Games

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  1. I was under the impression that The Crazy Elephant was a "studio band" doing their best take on, doing a "Garage Band"
    Although I love both tunes ( Sunshine Games & Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' ) ... great hooks.

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  2. justme---as far as I'm aware by the time The Crazy Elephant got to the recording stage only the drummer from The Music Explosion was left and like you say I'm sure they were merely a studio band and never played gigs.
    By the way the flip of 'Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' is killer!!!

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  3. the b-sides of the crazy elephant hits were quite good too
    like "the darkest part of my mind"

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  4. Great tune - similar to a track my uncle did in the sixties Elbow Baby - The Habits

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