THE GORDIAN KNOT - "We Must Be Doing Somethin' Right" / "Broken Down Ole Merry-Go-Round" (Verve VK 10612) July 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.
|Flip - August 1968|
|Billboard - April 1968|