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Thursday, May 17, 2012

THE EASYBEATS - GOOD TIMES

After achieving massive success in their homeland of Australia, The Easybeats eventually moved to the UK around the beginning of 1967. The group was formed at the height of the British Invasion in 1964, and quickly rose to fame in their homeland, proving to be not only one of Australia's greatest groups, but also one of the finest bands of the '60's; not only thru their massive international hit 'Friday On My Mind', but also fantastically energetic numbers such as "Sorry" and "I'll Make You Happy".

Sadly, the group's beat sound began to fall out of favor during the psychedelicizing of the world, and the hits dried up (the group broke up in 1969). This is one of their final (and finest) singles from the end of their career. The familiar voice on the choruses is none other than Small Faces ACE Steve Marriott.

A note about the French picture sleeve: notice how next to "Good Times" the former owner of the record wrote "jerk"; apparently THE JERK was a VERY popular dance in France thru the '60's as I bought many picture sleeves on my tours thru France and so many have "jerk' written next to the hot track.

from 1968...

THE EASYBEATS - GOOD TIMES



4 comments:

justice said...

Not really popular but a little bit ironic about the mods from London as you can see in this footage from a french movie (1966)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up5Y1y_ULdY

:-)
marc

Rockin' Jeff said...

Great tune. The single edit kills me. I'm used to hearing the album version.

positivegreenford said...

I came across this while looking for info about bands that played the Starlite Ballroom in Greenford, west London. The list includes the Easybeats and the Small Faces so Steve Marriott's appearance on this track is entirely appropriate! I'm impressed at how fresh this track sounds, some things will never date. Love this site, hope you don't mind me adding the Starlite Facebook link. http://www.facebook.com/SaveTheStarliteGreenford

Jay Schiavone said...

I've also observed the words "Hully Gully" pasted on a huge number of French disks. Can these all be Hully Gully dance numbers?