THE BLACKBURDS - 'Absolument Hyde Park' (Philips 437.260) 1966
This 1966 French EP was mainly a vehicle for superstar Johnny Hallyday's mod take of 'Noir C'est Noir' (Black Is Black) however, it contains a couple of hidden treasures by his backing band The Blackburds.
The Blackburds would eventually release some records of their own and of course the two Brits from the combo, guitarist Micky Jones and drummer Tommy Brown would strike out on their own with some crunching mod psych 45s as The State of Micky & Tommy.
'Absolument Hyde Park' is a swingin' London au go go instro with fuzz and cool organ interplay.
'Promenade' is just as good.
tracks on EP:
'Noir C'est Noir' (Circles - Volume 2)
'La Generation Perdue'
The Blackburds'Promenade Dans La Foret Du Brabant' (Circles - Volume 2)
'Absolument Hyde Park' (Circles - Volume 1)
THE BLACKBURDS - Absolument Hyde Park