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SONG OF THE DAY Last Word – Sleepy Hollow

If it’s a little bit dark, you know I’ll probably like it! Today’s song has a weird and unearthly quality, which you would probably expect from a song entitled Sleepy Hollow. Moody, intense and of a slightly Them/Van Morrison quality, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sweaty Palms – Captain of the Rugby Team

Sweaty Palms are an energetic four-piece DIY garage-punk outfit from the Southside of Glasgow who, by their own admission, make music that is inspired by drug-fuelled anxiety. Their sound is fuelled by a desire to unleash their inner demons and, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Daily Flash – Jack of Diamonds

Specialising in electric rearrangements of contemporary folk songs (including Dylan and Dave Van Ronk), the Daily Flash were a US folk rock and psychedelic band who, formed in 1965, were active until 1968 and reformed in 2002. The band started out in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Pleasure Seekers – What a Way to Die

The Pleasure Seekers were an all-girl band (aging from 14-17) who were founded in 1964 by sisters Patti and Suzi Quatro, sisters Nancy (drums) and Mary Lou Ball (guitar), and Diane Baker on piano. Their name was a random find … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Evil – From A Curbstone

Evil – not “The Evil” – were a Florida garage-psych four-piece that were active in the early to mid-1960’s. Sharing the bill with the likes of The Strawberry Alarm Clock, this rockin’ quartet soon gained a large reginal following and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Starks – Hop Skippin Lulu

I couldn’t help myself!! After featuring the b-side to this 45 yesterday, I have since fell head over heels for the flip side too!! Who oh why did this band just make one single!!?? The Starks one and only record … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Starks – Shelly Belly

If there’s one thing I love about hearing a song for the first time, it’s the element of surprise, and if this surprise just happens to have a little (explosive) twist tucked up its sleeve, all the better! Maybe I … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Black Beats – The Mod Trade

The Black Beats were one of the band’s from Shillong, India that took part in the Simla Beat contest in 1971.  All-India Simla Beat Contest was organised in the late-1960s by the India Tobacco Company and groups from all around … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Shandells – Gorilla

Today’s song was originally released in 1962 as a doo-wop classic on Chicago label, Cortland Records. The band behind this joyful gem was a r’n’b band from Chicago, Illinois called The Ideals. Originally titled Gorilla, this version is worth checking … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fumaça Preta – Pupilas Dilatadas

“Fueled by acid-drenched effects, with Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms sifted through a cheesecloth of loopy Bahian grooves and Zappa-esque chamber music”  The eclectic and very exciting music played by international ensemble Fumaça Preta (pronounced “Foomassa Pretta” and meaning “Black Smoke”) … Continue reading

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