1967

Velvet Underground And Nico Colour pic

18/10/17 – The Velvet Underground And Nico – The Black Angel’s Death Song – 1967

Although Lou Reed declared that the lyrics to The Black Angel’s Death Song were without meaning and were just about the sound of the words, it’s the closest that Lou Reed ever got to Bob Dylan with colourful language. Written in 1966 and released in 1967 – at this point Dylan was on his eighth […]

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28/9/17 – Dave Davies / The Kinks – Death Of A Clown – 1967

As I sit here in the archive, playing an American copy of The Kinks’ 1967 album Something Else on the Reprise label, I’m in awe at how prolific Ray Davies was as a writer – but on this album it wasn’t just Ray. Although The Kinks first album, released in 1964, had been made up […]

Thei Stanaic Majesties Request Album Cover 3D 1967

29/8/17 – The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request – 1967/2017 – John Lennon On The Stones As Copyists Of Beatles Ideas

The most polarizing Stones album of all, despite its melodic, fun-filled Psychedelia. It’s mostly criticised for jumping on the Psychedelic bandwagon and ripping off the Beatles after Sgt. Pepper. I guess you’re never allowed to rip off your contemporaries but you are allowed to rip off your heroes as both The Stones and The Beatles […]

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Jackson Reprise 1967

20/4/17 – Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazlewood – Jackson – 1967 / Johnny Cash And June Carter – Jackson – 1967 / Florence Welch And Josh Homme – Jackson – 2012/ Towa Carson Och Mats Olsson – Laxå – 1967 / Carola Standertskjöld And Lasse Mårtenson – Mä lähden Stadiin – 1967

When I was 9 years old I bought this catchy single probably after hearing it on the radio, no picture sleeve, no video. I was completely unaware of the Johnny Cash/June Carter version. I was also completely unaware that Nancy Sinatra was the spitting image of Lady Penelope! (See the video below). Of course the […]

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11/11/16 – Leonard Cohen – 21 September 1934 – 7 November 2016 / Suzanne – (1967) Live in the Sixties

With the election circus over, it seems I will be ending my political thread with the sad news of Leonard Cohen’s passing. I found this footage of him playing Suzanne, the very first song on on his debut album, Songs Of Leonard Cohen released in 1967. Once you’ve heard it, it stays with you forever, it’s […]