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Sunday, September 19, 2010

THE SHANGRI-LAS - THE SWEET SOUNDS OF SUMMER


Perfect for the final, waning days of summertime, this song was recorded in the last days of girl group giants The Shangri-Las (it was their second to last release, before the hurt of the music business and litigation stopped their run of superb singles).

As it was 1967, this record follows the brief trend of psychedelic meltdown bridges (think "Susan" by the Buckinghams and "My World Fell Down" by Sagittarius) amidst the gorgeous lamenting verses with their patented, street tough New York harmonies.

from 1967...

7 comments:

Greg Wilker said...

oh man - what a great cut!! that breakdown is outta this world, man!!

Greg Wilker said...

really - i 've played it 2x back to back!

Holly said...

Thank you very much!

jaytingle said...

The label says 1966, what's the story? What was the US release?

Derek See said...

definitely a 1967 release; the label here is in error. Not unusual in those days, and I think many times it was used for tax ad royalty scams (Motown labels are notorious for having the wrong year printed).

Jem said...

Great tune. Thank you!

Dominiek said...

I think the b-side i'll never learn is also worth mentioning. very very melodramatic...

nice blog btw!