THE GORDIAN KNOT - BROKEN DOWN OLE MERRY-GO-ROUND


THE GORDIAN KNOT - 'We Must Be Doing Somethin' Right'/'Broken Down Ole Merry-Go-Round' (Verve VK 10612) 1968

With a running time of four and a half minutes 'Broken Down Ole Merry-Go-Round' was clearly intended as an album track but the song found it's way on the flip of this single release. The instrumentation is minimal as the song is heavily arranged in favour of the angelic three part harmonies.
There's also room for a weird mid song break where it goes English toytown but then reverts back to  melancholic pop psychedelia

According to information from an issue of Billboard in March 1968 The Gordian Knot were scheduled to make a TV appearance on The Steve Allen Show on 28/03/68. Maybe one day that performance will end up on YouTube.

THE GORDIAN KNOT - Broken Down Ole Merry-Go-Round


I found this Gordian Knot gig poster for sale on Ebay recently

From Billboard - April 1968

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  1. Can you re-up The Underground Satisy'n Sunday/Easy? Thanks

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  2. Ask and you receive, I have the Steve Allen performance. Thanks, rockingoldies, www.bigbeatvideo.com

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duv37AUlwmI

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  3. rockingoldies rule!! thanks.......... EXPO67

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