Monday, April 30, 2007


"All I ever wanted was a happy happy heart, and your cutesy hand in my hand." That's the chorus of Horowitz's stunning new b-side "Popkids of the World Unite". Buy that Cloudberry 3" now! It's a springtime indiepop mix today, with some old gems from Bubblegum Splash!, Bomb Pops and Another Sunny Day plus brand new sounds from All My Friends, The Relationships (even un-released in their case) and Esiotrot. All interspersed with some pearls from the 60s. I cannot recommed the All My Friends album enough! It will definetly be one of the best ones this year. Next Monday I will be on my way back from Sweden, but there will be an mp3 version with lots of Menck & Chastain goodies!

Dot to Dot – Upside
Po! – Glamour
Bomb Pops – Girl Daredevil
The B-Lovers – Inside Out
The Aardvarks – You're My Loving Way
Rita & the Tiaras – Gone With the Wind Is My Love
The Squires – I Can't Do It
The Relationships – Clockwork Toy
The Reactions – Don't You Care
Sportique – If You Ever Change Your Mind
The Poets – She Blew a Good Thing
Zouzou – Il est parti comme il etait venu
All My Friends – People Like You
Ultrasport – Ballgames
Spinning Wheels – A Million Years
Esiotrot – The Dirtiest Birthday Present
Horowitz – Popkids of the World Unite
Bubblegum Splash! – If Only
Another Sunny Day – Horse Riding

Monday, April 23, 2007

Cameras Never Lie

(Especially when they're not used.) Is it just me, or are Park Attack the hardest thing capture on film (or rather digital memory card) since Nessie? The first time I went to see them I forgot to take out my camera. This time I forgot to even take it with me! The gig was a lot better this time though. The small basement at Blackfriars really reverberated with their storm of noise. It was a goodbye gig for Lorna who's moving to Seattle indefinitely. It's not the end of the band though, we were promised. I'm not going to trust MySpace anymore though! It said 8 pm on their page, but when I got there at 9 the support band was still soundchecking. Park Attack didn't play until 11.30 I'm sure. They DID do an encore, after much discussion and someone in the audience chanting "MAKE SOMETHING UP, MAKE SOMETHING UP", which was really good - the encore I mean. Wasn't made up, but anyway.

So, no pictures - what to do? I knicked one off of MySpace just like the last time. This one is of the Tiny Little Hearts who supported them and which was the loudest thing I've seen for a while. And that's always good! It almost looks as if it could have been from Blackfriars, but it's not. Och well...


"I shot you with my camera, weren't you making love with him?" I wanted to write something about "Eight Pictures" by The Go-Betweens, because it's one of their best songs but I came up with this instead. The only kind of rain I can say I enjoy is a gentle spring drizzle, like what we've had in Glasgow today. You know, when you don't REALLY get wet! So I thought, what better song to give you than Souvenir's cover of the Go-Be's "Spring Rain"? It quite faithful to the original - only it's in French. It's from that classic first Souvenir album that Shelflife put out. It's sold out, so that's why I'm giving you it, but you can still get the Spanish issue I think. Souvenir released a new album earlier this year, and I played a track off of that on the show a few weeks ago, but this one's from the time when they'd only just started experimenting with electronics and were still doing that jangling pop thing, with a few traces of country and 60's French chanson.

Souvenir - Spring Rain


Enjoying the budding spring, are we? Well, you should also dig the classy cover picture above, which is essentially Cartoon For Gala (1974) by Bridget Riley. I have to admit I was tempted to write "thee fuzz" just to make it the same size, but that would've been over-doing it... This is one of the best programme's so far, I think, with many of my recent favourites. The first song is hardly present, so listen to it at the end of this. Also, the Red Button song didn't play properly, but if you hurry you might find something in the comments!

Richard & the Young Lions – Open Up Your Door
The Anyways – My Confession
The Rainyard – 1,000 Years
Pop Art Toasters – Go Ahead
The Dovers – People Ask Me Why
The Stepford Husbands – Seeing Is Believing
The Unclaimed – No Apology
The Mockingbirds – You Stole My Love
The Claim – Wait and See
The Red Button – It’s No Secret
Autohaze – Undecided
By Coastal Café – Death By Train
Marden Hill – Bacchus Is Back
The Crawdaddys – I Can Never Tell
Dean Parrish – I’m On My Way
The Point – All My Life
The Bluestars – Social End Product
The Spongetones – (My Girl) Maryanne
The Shadows of Knight – My Fire Department Needs a Fireman
The Cynics – Baby What’s Wrong

What All the Fuzz Is About

Sunday, April 22, 2007


I've been looking for this song for a long time! It started last year when Norman Blake played it during a DJ-set at Mono. He told me it was the b-side to their "Going All the Way" single that I had heard because it was on Nuggets. The b-side was also re-released - on one of the Pebbles volumes. That single was all The Squires ever released - though they did cut one single as The Rogues prior to that. After some research I found out about this compilation that included both singles and a bunch of demos. But it seemed really hard to track down as it only came out on vinyl in 1986. Then suddenly this year a copy of this Crypt comp turned up on eBay and I got it for about three quid! Imagine my joy... The song is so much better that the a-side, and it's one of my all-time faves. Maybe even better than "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better", on whose riff this song is modelled too! Proof that it's one of the best songs from the 60's is provided by The Pop Art Toasters, as it's one of the songs chosen for their covers ep. You'll get to hear their version of it tomorrow.

The Squires - Go Ahead

Can I Convince You You Are Pretty?

Now I'm sitting here watching the fox in our garden, but just hours ago, before writing a new song, I was walking up that steep slope known as Scott Street and writing this post in my head. It has never felt better walking uphill! We are all heading for new heights and greater goods. Tonight Camera Obscura proved that they are still the best band in Scotland. They were so beautiful. No one can touch them! They proved there is still beauty in this world, and that that's all you need. You don't need love, you don't need things and people to make you happy when you can be proud of who and what you are. You don't have to look down, avert your gaze. They played "Eighties Fan" but the song that really made my day was "I Love My Jean". ABC has never been filled with so much Pop and so much Love. For the first time Tracyanne didn't look shy - she was shining. I actually met a boy yesterday who had never heard of Camera Obscura. Has was admittedly from Northern Ireland, but hey, he was living in Glasgow! I like to think he was there tonight. And walked out a better person - like the rest of us. I can't imagine anyone walking out of the venue and into the warm spring night without a smile on their face. I've forgotten half of what I was supposed to write, but it doesn't matter because I know it was quite nice.

There were two support acts: Emma Pollock (who was erm... professional) and Ned Collette from Australia. He was far from a ned and at times sounded like a folkier and dronier Alasdair Maclean. Quite good, that is. I also forgot to say I went to see The Hermit Crabs last Friday, in-between the A Smile and a Ribbon gigs. They were playing at a new club at the RAFA, called Drunk Behind the Pulpit and arranged by some people I know. The Crabs were good, but the inferior sound quality made it not-as-good-as the Brel gig. Blood Music and Older and Faraway played too but I missed the latter, and would not have cared if I had missed the former.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Here is the other song! It wasn't released until 1998 but would've probably been a Choo Choo Train release if it had come out at the time. Now it can be found on the Hey Wimpus compilation that rounds up nearly all the songs Paul and Eric recorded under the Choo Choo Train moniker. Strangely enough, it also includes The Velvet Crush song "Walking Out On Love" that came out on a Raving Pop Blast flexi (the label started by The Groove Farm). It seems like Paul and Eric would like to see The Choo Choo Train as the demo stage of Velvet Crush. And if The Springfields was Eric's "side project", perhaps Bag-O-Shells was Paul's? The Bag-O-Shells singles still haven't been re-released, but you'll get to hear one of their tunes on the show quite soon, I promise.

The Choo Choo Train - There Before the Dawn

They Were Like Children

I REALLY should tell you something about the gigs with A Smile and a Ribbon! The tour that included London and Glasgow went really well overall, although we did get a taste of the harsh reality of touring (including losing a set of flat keys and spending nine hours on a Megabus with a malfunctioning toilet). The London gig DID happen, after we found another key that could open my guitar case! The soundcheck was crap and I was still nervous about how I was going to get into my flat when me got to Glasgow. But the actual gig was good and there's not really much point in me going on about it, because you can read about it in the best piece of writing I've seen for ages, right here. Helen McCookerybook used to be in our heroes The Chefs and seemed to have had a good time! As did Bid from Scarlet's Well and Kevin from The Dreamers. And Tom and Trev from Indie MP3 and Lostmusic had a good time too! In fact Tom wrote about us here. What did we look like? Well, something like this I reckon:
We got to Glasgow eventually, and we got into my flat as well! It was a good turnout at The Winchester Club and most of the people we had expected turned up. This is us below, hanging out at the Woody pre-gig. The crowd seemed happy and pleased during ours and Bob Skeleton's sets. They did their now notorious banjo instrumental and were great allround. The most enthusiastic one in the crowd when we played was John from Hermit Crabs, but I think he was a bit drunk!

The setlist was pretty much the same here as in London and looked something like this:

The Boy I Wish I Never Met
Book Cover
My Bunny's Back
One-Night Wonder
A Little Late to Be Polite
A Nice Walk In the Park
Then I Felt Your Cheek

Dream Lover

The last one is a Bobby Darin cover, but in London we did "Little Boys" by The Mekon instead. And they didn't get to hear "Then I Felt Your Cheek"! You Glaswegians are so lucky... Maybe we'll even be back sometime.


Ric Menck and Paul Chastain have released so many records under so many pseudonyms! There'll be a radio programme soon with some of their music in it, but until then I thought I'd put up two songs from the reissues that you should start out with if you want to delve into the Menck/Chastain catalogue. This one can be found on The Ballad of Ric Menck, released as a Menck solo album. It doesn't have any info about where the all the songs are from and actually includes stuff that has earlier been released with The Springfields (probably their best band), The Choo Choo Train and... The Paint Set! This was a name Ric only ever used for two songs he released (this was before meeting Paul) and they're both on this cd. "Delaware Rain" is originally from 1985 and was included on a compilation lp called WNUR 89.3 Heat From the Wind Chill Factory. It's probably one of the best recyclings of the riff from "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" by The Byrds (and THEY actually knicked the idea from "Needles and Pins" by The Searchers, I just found out).

The Paint Set - Delaware Rain

Monday, April 16, 2007


There WILL be a post about the A Smile and a Ribbon gigs VERY soon, but first the new radio program. It's called Joy Will Find You Out after the brilliant June Brides song with the same name, and it's brimful of lovely happy music. But not entirely, as you might guess from the ambiguous cover pic. No Swedish track of the week today, there was supposed to be some Fibi Frap but I guess you'll just have to wait. There's a Norwegian track though... Contrary to what I said her first ep Qui a besoin d'une voiture? (which I guess means "Who Needs a Car") on Anorak HAS been followed by a full-lenght album. That's called Sometimes I Wonder If You Have a Heart and is on My Honey. By looking here, and here, it seems that all of the ep is on the album as well! The "listen again" files are now the right lenght so nothing's missing but the timing is still off. So use this link to hear the beginning (skip to the last ten minutes or so). Today's playlist:

The Sandkings – One of These Days
The Hit Parade – Are You Scared to Get Happy
Denim – Fish and Chips
David Westlake – Everlasting
Would-Be-Goods – Angel Square
The Orchids – I Need You to Believe In Me
The Chalk Giants – A Jump Eh?

Tesco Chainstore Mascara – Just the Weight You Are
Bye Bye Blackbirds – In Every Season
Boyracer – The Useless Romantic

The June Brides – Pound For Pound (live)
Esiotrot – Calypso

Soda Fountain Rag – Walking With My Angel
Lil’ Lavair & the Fabulous Jades – I'll Be So Happy

Bridewell Taxis – Just Good Friends
Metrotone – Kiss Me Awake

The Desert Wolves – Stopped In My Tracks

Joy Will Find You Out

Monday, April 09, 2007


The twentieth programme, hurray! This is one for the sleepyheads. Just don't fall asleep! The cover pic is taken by Partick Camera Club as usual, and the title is an old song by Felt, who feature in this programme with another track. Click the link in the playlist to visit The Dreamers' MySpace and listen to three more unreleased songs! They are the Swedish band of the week, though they're half English. The first one here, by Maurice Deebank from Felt, is cut short, but guess what... I played it again at the end after The Carousel!

Maurice Deebank – Golden Hills
The Clientele - (I Can't Seem) to Make You Mine
The Dreamers – So Near So Far
Lovejoy – Getting Away With It All
The Durutti Column – Francesca
Felt – Serpent Shade
Harvey Williams – Don’t Shout At Me
The Pines – Kisses and Fog
The Shapiros – Do You Know
The Autocollants – Another Thursday
The Softies – I Love You More
Louis Philippe – Man Down the Stairs
France Gall – J’entends cette musique
The Little Foxes – So Glad Your Love Don’t Change
The Cat’s Miaow – I Fall to Pieces
The Young Tradition – Everything We Knew
The Beau Brummels – You Tell Me Why
The Carousel – Evergreen

Something Sends Me to Sleep

Sunday, April 08, 2007

I Know Who You Could Be

And I know what Butcher Boy could be, and certainly will become this year: the Best New Band From Scotland. They've already played in London and did a fund-raising gig at the RAFA on Good Friday, before heading out on their nation-wide tour next week. If you live in one of the towns they'll visit it is your duty as a pop fan to go and see them. Last night was fantastic, Garry said they've never been that good! They had their gear set up on the floor (only their drummer was on the stage), and it seemed much more intimate having them on eye-level height. They did a great version of "Almost Prayed" as well - The Weather Prophets cover Tom from Indie MP3 seemed to have appreciated at the London gig. There was no support act, but an old documentary (from 1963) about Glasgow called Glasgow Belongs to Me, which was quite funny. It was also John's birthday and we all got tea and hot cross-buns! There was dancing afterwards and towards the end they played Altered Images' "Happy Birthday" and gave John a cake.


Halfway to 100, but I don't think I'm going to reach that... Anyway, here is a very special song to celebrate the occasion. I recently bought one of the best records ever - a 10" compilation of all the single sides cut by The Dovers in the 60s, released by Italian garage revellers Misty Lane in 2001. It simply escapes me how this record did not sell out instantly. I mean, it cost me 22€ but believe me that is next to nothing in this context. The record includes some of the most perfect pop songs of all time - like "What Am I Going to Do" from the Nuggets box and 100 seconds long "Your Love" that has more jangling Rickenbacker and melodies than all the Byrds and Beatles records together. Equally, it's got some of the most far-out psych pop in history - like the hypnotically plummeting "She's Not Just Anybody" and the song you can get here: the nothing less than mind-blowing "The Third Eye". It's a perfect example of an attempt by a pop group to write a psychedelic song, virtually all the garage bands of the 60s had at least one of them in their repertoire. Recommended volume for playback: Loud.


To encourage you to buy this record, here is a photo of the insert with a very insightful interview with the band.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

I Don't See You As a Dead Girl

So, I've been to see Monica Queen and it's time I told you about both the Brel gigs now. Monica Queen played to a small (and quite old) crowd on Thursday. If you don't recognice the name she's the woman who sings on the Belle & Sebastian fave "Lazy Line Painter Jane", and suffice to say, it doesn't give a fair exposure to her talent. I mean, it's great, but last night... nothing less than breath-taking, as Eric put it. I've not seen Emmylou Harris live, but I can imagine this is what it would have been like. Because she was THAT good, maybe even better. Her melodies and scales were bit more on the folky side though, rather than country. And the lyrics were maybe a bit too Christian for my taste (her latest record is called Return of the Sacred Heart). She had a guy called Johnny playing guitar and harmonica and doing some harmonies, who was apparently her boyfriend. And she picked up the guitar herself as well for two of the songs, including the last one - a take on "Like a Hurricane". Supporting her was a guy called Daffy (whose music you can hear here), who was really good as well. Imagine a Stuart Murdoch ten years on...

Stevie Jackson was there again - he came to see Tibi Lubin on the Tuesday as well. Tibi Lubin were fantastic! I went there as if to see a band I've never heard, but after the gig it struck me I had heard "Miss Myopia" a few years ago, but totally forgotten about it. The band was three women and they're often compared to Young Marble Giants and the Marine Girls. They've got a new single out (this was a single launch night) called "Frankie Quinn" which is about time because their old debut album that has the same title as this post (produced by Joe Foster and on Rev-Ola) is reportedly out of print. They also played a really good version of Strawberry Switchblade's "Trees and Flowers" that they haven't recorded.

Friday, April 06, 2007


I recently bought The Hit Parade's Japanese album Light Music. It was released in 1992 and has twelve glossy, wonderfully over-produced pop songs. I'm playing "Are You Scared to Get Happy" on the radio soon, and another song on the record with a referential POP! title is "So Said Kayo"! Anne Marie from The Field Mice actually sings backing vocals for one of the tracks. And of course Harvey Williams appears here and there. "On the Eve of Greatness" is the best song on the album and I think it might even be as good as "You Didn't Love Me Then" - one of their early singles. If you haven't bought last year's The Return of the Hit Parade by now, I definitely think you should. Especially if you like this one!


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Putting a Poster Up

As you may know already, A Smile and a Ribbon are playing in London and Glasgow next week (and maybe a third secret place...). You've probably got one of these flyers already:

If not, I invite you to come down to the Horse & Groom on Thursday or the Woodside on Saturday.

On the First Bus Out of Town

Fittingly, the same week as the northern soul programme I went to the best northern club I've been to for ages. I'm talking about Central City Soul, which was co-visited by Brogues. I mean, it was great last time too, but there was no one there! I'll tell you soon as I find out the date for next month. I'd actually been to the Woody just the night before for some npl dancing, which I've missed out on the last few months. John's not going to do the Little League this summer, which is all the more reason to go see Butcher Boy at the RAFA club on Friday. It was a good night (Ken Chu was there, so how could it not?) and the best songs were "Ask Johnny Dee", "Simply Thrilled", "Sleep the Clock Around" and "Spring Rain". It ended badly though, as one of friends became victim of the first serious theft ever to happen at npl. Better hold on to your things next month!

My family's here on a visit this last week of the uni Easter Break and we went out to see Culzean castle and country park on Tuesday, which must have been one of the sunniest days in Scottish history! Just look at the sky. There were some caves among the cliffs below the castle, by the sea. I walked a ways towards them, but the tide was rising so I couldn't go all they way. It was beautiful though. I went to a fantastic gig at Brel the same day, but I'll tell you about it later cause I'm going to another one at the same place today (Monica Queen!).

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Slipslide are one of several longtime indiepop groups that are still active but find their work impeded by babysitting. Graeme Elston and his friends have been working on a second album ever since 2003's magnificent The World Can Wait. Only a few songs have appeared, like the recording of the old Love Parade tune "Life" that was on a Matinée comp. A while ago a new song was put up on their MySpace, and maybe you've already got it but I thought a few more people would notice it if I featured it here. It's a fantastic song, more acoustic than most of the first album, with an as-gorgeous-as-ever vocal from Graeme. They played together with The Orchids in London last month and Graeme says they're hoping to manage a few more live dates this year.


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Like Grogan In the Movies

I've seen quite a few films now during the Easter break. Two of them were documentaries that I saw in conjunction with my FTV studies essay. They're not really documentaries as such, because one - Chronique d'un été - was the beginning of the cinema vérité phenomenon ("the cinema of truth", literally trying to show life as it is) and the other - Man With a Movie Camera - was the chief inspiration for it. Man With a Movie Camera was made by Russian filmmaker Dziga Vertov in 1929 before government control over the film industry became too suffocating. It's a very self-reflexive work trying to define a unique language for film-making. It's silent but the copy I watched had a quite unusual score, written after Vertov's instructions. It's about a man walking and travelling around a city with his camera and filming events and people. The other film is called Chronicle of a Summer in English and was made by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin in 1961. It's sort of a documentation of its own making, edited chronologically. Jean and Edgar are trying to make a film about life and living in Paris and it has very little in the way of action. It's mainly a series of interviews and monologues with about ten different people. The last part is shows the participants watching the finished movie (up until that part) and giving critique (some of it quite scathing) and then Jean and Edgar are shown arguing about whether the project was successful or not and if they were happy with what they've done, on which they seem to disagree.

A radically more fictitious film is David Lynch's new creation - Inland Empire starring Laura Dern and Justin Theroux. It's filmed entirely by digital cameras which made me a bit suspicious at first, but he's managed to assimilate the technique into the Lynchian world of aesthetics. It's about three hours long, the plot doesn't start until twenty minutes into the film and then gets hopelessly lost after one and a half hours. I left the cinema with a mild headache. But it was worth it, because it's one of his best although it cannot touch Mulholland Drive. Unlike that one and all his other movies, Inland Empire doesn't even seem to have a secret key that unravels all the mysteries of the plot. If that's not a problem for you, I think you should go see it too.

Other stuff I've seen recently is X-Men 3 (out of allegiance to a good comic) which is a disgrace to the two earlier films, L'Eclisse and L'Avventura (the other two Antonioni films that supposedly make up a trilogy together with La Notte), and Belle-de-Jour (the brilliant 60s Luis Buñuel film that's been on for two weeks at Glasgow Film Theatre). And I've also seen Gregory's Girl starring Clare Grogan of Altered Images fame. It was made by Bill Forsyth in 1980 and I can definitely see why it's some people's favourite film and has been called one of the the best Scottish films ever. The film still above would've made a good record cover, wouldn't you say?

Monday, April 02, 2007


This programme was going to be about northern soul music, and thus called after the legendary Timi Yuro track. But I messed it up completely - one of the cds I'd brought was the wrong one, so I had to go back home and the get the right one. So the songs ended up in the wrong order and without most of the links. Because of that I've decided to go back to the good old single-mp3s-mode, to some people's satisfaction I'm sure. I've written down the stuff I was going to say here:

The Prisoners – Whenever I'm Gone
The first track is from 1985, by 60s revivalists The Prisoners. They came from Medway and did NOT take their name from the surrealistic tv series The Prisoner (starring Patrick McGoohan and shown on ITV in 1967), as you can read in the comments - but from a single by The Vapors. Next song is the b-side of a 1966 single.
Mousie & the Traps – How About You
Mouse & the Traps – Maid of Sugar – Maid of Spice
A well-known garage tune from 1966 that is on the first Nuggets box. They're completely unrelated to Mousie & the Traps that were before them with a song from the same year. The next one is another northern soul single, this one from 1965, and it fetches high prices on the collector's market. A cover of this song by the indiepop band Kicker was on an ep Fortuna Pop released two years ago. It features four covers of northern greats and the other contributors are Airport Girl, Butterflies of Love and Comet Gain. Kicker’s version is the only one that approaches the intensity of the original.
The Inticers – Since You Left
? and the Mysterians – "8" Teen
The b-side of the second single, from 1966. Before that The Inticers and "Since You Left" - a cover of that was on an ep called More Soul Than Wigan Casino and I thought I'd play two more of the original tracks that are covered on it. Comet Gain play a re-written version of "If You Ever Walk Out of My Life", and here it is as sung by Dena Barnes in 1967.
Dena Barnes - If You Ever Walk Out of My Life
Mary Wells – Two Lovers
That was two songs that were covered in 2005 for an indiepop meets northern soul ep on Fortuna Pop. The second one was Mary Wells' 1962 single "Two Lovers". The next song is from 1967 and could have been a soul song, but was actually recorded by a garage group called The Human Beinz. Beings was spelt B-E-I-N-Z on the single, much to the group's chagrin.
The Human Beinz – Nobody But Me
Yvonne Vernee – Just Like You Did Me

Another northern classic there, from 1967. While doing some research for today's programme I found the next song I'm playing both on a list of someone's favourite northern songs as well as on a list of the worst ones. If you've got a northern soul favourite you can tell us in the comments. Anyway, here is the song in question.
Muriel Day – Nine Times Out of Ten
Forest Hairston – We Go to Pieces

There are quite a few instrumentals that have been popular at northern soul clubs – a good example is "The Wigan Joker" that was often played at Wigan Casino. The song you just heard though, was "We Go to Pieces".
Levi Jackson – This Beautiful Day
Marvin L. Sims – Now I'm In Love With You
Levi Jackson followed by Marvin L. Simms who was also in The Valentinos. You heard the a-side "Now I'm In Love With You from 1966. A single that came out the next year was "The People In Me" by garage stalwarts The Music Machine. They became legendary for their impeccable sense of style and an unparalleled sound. One feature of this sound was the intertwining of guitar and farfisa melodies, and this is used to great effect on songs like "Double Yellow Line" that is on the Nuggets box. But as I said, here is their second single.
The Music Machine – The People In Me
The Seven Souls – I Still Love You
The closest thing to a northern soul label there is is probably Chicago soul purveyors Okeh, and that's mainly because many of their releases were available in the UK as well. This was a 1967 single on that label. The next song was probably good to have handy as the sun rose over an open-air all-nighter.
World Column – So Is the Sun
The Outsiders – Backwards, Upsidedown!
By Cleveland’s The Outsiders, and from their first album. Like many garage groups they're known as a one-hit wonder, but actually many of their songs are as good as the "Time Won’t Let Me" single that you can find on Nuggets. Another song that is on the first Nuggets box is The Sparkles's "No Friend of Mine" from 1967. I'll play that and one more northern soul track, the stately "I Walked Away" by Bobby Paris – and then that's the show finished for today.
The Sparkles – No Friend of Mine
Bobby Paris – I Walked Away

It'll Never Be Over For Me