CURRENTLY MY SCENE!




I love finding strange records that have been lost in the mists of tyme... Here's one by GLYNT JOHNS with "Lady Jane" from 1966

It was probably only released in a handful of European countries at the time, it never saw action in Britain.

Glynt (or Glyn) Johns was the Rolling Stones engineer then of course became the producer for Led Zeppelin plus many others....

"Lady Jane" has a heavy use of sitar and is possibly even more 'baroque' than the Rolling Stones version.. a rare TV clip has survived...





I've heard that Paul Revere has died..... The Raiders were virtually unheard of here in Britain, they didn't have one hit record despite being ultra popular in America.
Some groups just didn't seem to "cross over" the pond... maybe their fate was sealed due to their cheesy outfits and stage dances (like the ones spotted during this TV performance in 1966).....

I reckon they were one of those groups best heard and not SCENE....
Anyway, "The Great Airplane Strike" from Sept 1966 is a hard driving Rolling Stones inspired recording with FUZZ..... co-written by the deceased Paul Revere....


Tyme for something nice and sleazy..... 1978 sleaze...

"An Angel Came From Outside
Had No Halo Had No Father
With A Coat Of Many Colours
He Spoke Of Brothers Many
Wine And Women Song A Plenty
He Began To Write A Chapter
In History....Nice 'N' Sleazy"




I got three new records this morning including this really great SONNY & CHER Spanish EP from 1966.....this has four of their folk-rockin' tunes compiled, including a version of "Leave Me Be" originally written and recorded by The Zombies...

It's all good though.... love the sleeve too. Cher looks great. I think she's probably in my "top five" fave rave 60s girls..





One of my hipster friends reminded me that Eddie Cochran was born today (3rd October) way back in 1938. He didn't live for very long though and died in a road accident, aged just 21.

Here's a scan of a re-issue of his small hit from 1958 "C'mon Everybody" - this is perhaps my favourite song of Eddie's..... probably because I heard my Dad play it so many times when I was a kid..... the song has become subconsciously lodged in my mynd....


Fran├žoise Hardy French EP from 1965 - I doubt I've seen a better image than this on a record sleeve....




My 45 rpm of the day is this one by THE LEATHER BOY - 'Jersey Thursday'/'Black Friday' (Parkway P-125) December 1966

'Jersey Thursday' is a psychedelic infused baroque masterpiece with acid dripping from the grooves. The production is quite outstanding, Milan adds to the eeriness with his unique vocal delivery. This is one of those amazing songs that remain undiscovered for many years, in this case decades, before it's light shines brightly.

'Jersey Thursday' is a Donovan penned composition by the way, but Milan takes the song to another level....a psychedelic level.



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