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  • We finish with a brace from late 60s pop psyche legends, (The) Honeybus. First, their bona fide classic I Can't Let Maggie Go (Deram 7" 1967), the video of which I've chosen because it features clips of those memorable 70s Nimble TV adverts that used the song. We then finish on their fourth single, our 1968 rarity of the week, Girl Of Independent Means (Deram 7" 1968). Note the opening, I reckon a certain Mr David Jones, around at the time, must have remembered this as he reused it for his Jean Genie. I've chosen the mono version as the channel separation on the stereo version is awfully hollow. Hope they bring a smile to your face as they do mine. Until next week ...


    Last edited by agutterfan; 4 August 2020, 02:27 PM.

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    • I was intrigued by that second single (Girl of Independent Means) and looked up Honeybus on Allmusic.com. The review of Jean Genie says that The Sweet also borrowed the riff for Blockbuster but the source was stated as being from the Yardbirds/Deviants.

      https://www.allmusic.com/song/the-je...e-mt0001175048

      And here's Blockbuster from The Sweet.

      https://youtu.be/Y64211sjSko

      See what you think.
      Last edited by Nick Dando; 18 July 2020, 03:10 PM.

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      • agutterfan
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        Since they're two completely different bands, if that reviewer can't name the right band, let alone song, I'll stick with this one.

      • Nick Dando
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        Have a listen to this song from the Deviant's first album, Ptooff! The track is called I'm Coming Home.

        https://youtu.be/OQX1PGf20MU

      • agutterfan
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        This is The Yardbirds song, a live version of the Bo Diddley classic "I'm a Man", check from 1:00 also.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAdCePtwoW4

    • Originally posted by Nick Dando View Post
      I was intrigued by that second single (Girl of Independent Means) and looked up Honeybus on Allmusic.com. The review of Jean Genie says that The Sweet also borrowed the riff for Blockbuster but the source was stated as being from the Yardbirds/Deviants.

      https://www.allmusic.com/song/the-je...e-mt0001175048

      And here's Blockbuster from The Sweet.

      https://youtu.be/Y64211sjSko

      See what you think.
      Wasn't there are threatened lawsuit in the 70's between Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman & David Bowie over "Jene Genie" & "Blockbuster"?

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      • For the last Saturday of the month this year I'll be posting new music released that month. So from July we have ...

        Jonathan Bree - Waiting For The Moment https://jonathanbree.bandcamp.com/al...curtains-close


        The Goin' Nowheres - Bridges Burning https://thegoinnowheres.bandcamp.com...-rotted-record


        Sam Phillips - Too Many Light Years (From You to Here) https://samphillips1.bandcamp.com/tr...om-you-to-here


        Single of the year so far, The Radio Dept. - You're Lookin' At My Guy c/w Could You Be The One
        https://theradiodept.bandcamp.com/al...okin-at-my-guy



        Rich Girls - The Fighter https://richgirls1.bandcamp.com/track/the-fighter


        A.A. Williams - All I Asked For (Was To End It All) https://aawilliams.bandcamp.com/album/forever-blue


        The Wolfhounds - Can't See The Light https://thewolfhounds.bandcamp.com/album/electric-music


        Wye Oak with special guests The Brooklyn Youth Chorus - AEIOU
        https://wyeoak.bandcamp.com/album/no-horizon


        Until next week ...



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        • The great Peter Green has passed away. I'm at a loss for words! R.I.P
           

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        • The best of July addendum.

          Devendra Banhart - It's Not Always Funny
          https://devendrabanhart.bandcamp.com/album/vast-ovoid

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          • As a tribute to Peter Greenbaum (1946-2020) ...

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            • wadsy
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              Thanks agutterfan!

            • agutterfan
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              Check the guy's YouTube channel, lots of live Fleetwood Mac from 68-70.

          • The Screen Test theme. Great theme, tripe programme. One more reason why the BBC should be banned.

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            • Before they became Man, as t'were, this Welsh band were originally pop-psychesters The Bystanders, who released a slew of singles. Our rare 1968 pop-psyche rarity of the week is their Cave Of Clear Light, the B-side to their eighth and penultimate single When Jezamine Goes (Pye 7" 1968). Best listened to with a mushroom omelette *ahem* .

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              • Popol Vuh were a German krautrock/ambient musical collective from 1969 onward who eschewed the blues base of Anglo-rock and carved their own niche. Though their records were only available as imports, they were highly influential on the British music scene as they wrote the soundtracks for Werner Herzog's film (though the video clip is not his). This is the delightful Letzte Tage – Letzte Nächte, which closes the album of the same name (Germany: United Artists 1976). Hope you like it.

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                • The Ruts were a London post-punk band, influenced by reggae, formed in 1977. This is their excellent debut single and clarion call In a Rut (People Unite 7" 1979). Sadly, vocalist Malcolm Owen died in July 1980, and the band continued as The Ruts DC.

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                  • Now this is a rare surprise. I've never heard of Sheephouse, and know nothing about them apart from the fact they came from London SW. If this B-side, Ladder, is any indication, I'd love to hear the A-side Juicy Lucy (Decca 7" 1971). This has real drive and verve. Despite Decca's contemporary ads, this was their only record release. I hope you like this.

                    Last edited by agutterfan; 1 August 2020, 01:24 PM.

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                    • We finish with a Slum of Legs double-bill, from their debut LP (and one of the records of the year) Slum Of Legs (Spurge Recordings 2020). They describe themselves as "a queer feminist noise-pop DIY band. We write songs about ghosts, architecture, gender, loneliness, good hair and many other important topics". Oldies like me will be reminded of late 70s groups like The Slits and The Raincoats (who also used violin). So we finish with Benetint and Malevolence, and I Dream of Valves Exploding. Excellent. Buy here: https://slumoflegs.bandcamp.com/album/slum-of-legs. Until next week ...


                      Last edited by agutterfan; 1 August 2020, 01:28 PM.

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                      • R.I.P. Wayne Fontana 1945 -2020 who died yesterday.

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                        • Fever Tree were a U.S. psychedelic pop group formed in 1966 in the wake of the folk-rock boom. This is their outstanding fourth single San Francisco Girls (The Return of the Native) (US: UNI UK: MCA 7" 1968). Oddly, this paean to Bay City belles was written by a band from Houston Texas. Go figure. Supposedly lost all their material in the 2008 Universal fire. Hope you dig it, baby! (Caution: brief partial nudity).

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