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Tag Archives: 1966

Monks – There She Walks

One of the tracks that never made it onto the band’s only official release, 1966’s ‘Black Monk Time’, and what a cracker it is. Like listening to Capital Gold on speed.


Soft Machine – Memories

Bittersweet melancholia from an early piece from the Canterbury band*. This was back when Daevid Allen was still in the band; before he flew off in his flying teapot.

*This track was covered by Material (which featured a young Whitney Houston on vocals)

Count Five – Psychotic Reaction

Garage Rock that was bluesy yet, at that time, ultra-modern; and a track the Californian band saw go to number 5 in the Billboard chart, 1966. Also, for those interested, this track was covered/parodied by The Residents on their 1976 album ‘Third Reich ‘n Roll’.

The Music Machine – Talk Talk

The Music Machine performing their garage punk anthem ‘Talk Talk’ on Where The Action Is. Some of you on here may recognise this from the version The Residents did on their classic covers album ‘Third Reich ‘n’ Roll’. 1966.

The Mothers Of Invention – The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet

What can be said about the ending track from The Mothers debut album ‘Freak Out’ (1966)?* It’s a beast of breakbeats, wailing, and tape cut up’s that predicted Krautrock, among many other avant-rock “styles”, ahead of time. It can be easy to forget how important Frank Zappa was after all of those years of guitar solo albums and Rock n Roll cynicism, and now and again we need a reminder of his importance.

*Which, incidentally, was the very first ‘Rock’ double album

Donovan – Season Of the Witch

Country-Rock, UK style, from 1966.

The Hollies – Bus Stop

British Pop tune from the bands fourth album, also called ‘Bus Stop’, that was released in 1966. Those of you who know the Beatles will hear the similarity between this track and the Fab Four’s ‘Things We Said Today’ (1964).

13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me

That moment where the modish Rhythm & Blues is starting to get a tinge of Psyche; ladies and Gentlemen, the 13th Floor Elevators. This is what the Stone wished they’d sounded like if they could actually rock out and have a credible frontman. From 1966.

? & The Mysterians – 96 Tears

50 years old today! Let’s hear it for this Garage classic, and love revenge anthem from 1966.

The Seeds – Can’t Seem To make You Mine

Craving and heart ache, Seeds style. This is from the 1966 debut album by the LA band who were widely believed to have coined the phrase ‘Flower Power’.

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