SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

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Pick ONE now (change your mind later)

Over Under Sideways Down
5
31%
I Feel Free
5
31%
Friday on my Mind
1
6%
Paint It, Black
3
19%
Substitute
2
13%
 
Total votes: 16

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SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 20:17









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Re: SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 21:51

...tough, innit?


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Postby COLIN LAND » 10 Oct 2017, 22:06

Canis lupus wrote:...tough, innit?


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Ah, come on Wolfie! Who needs threads like this when you can talk about your satnav recommendations?
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Postby kewl klive » 10 Oct 2017, 22:11

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

Postby yomptepi » 10 Oct 2017, 22:15

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

Postby The Modernist » 10 Oct 2017, 22:16

You've bcb redeemed yourself Wolfie! A much stronger selection. My feelings towards these range from like a lot to love. In order of preference:

Mother's Little Helper
Over Under Sideways Down - Both superb and difficult to separate. The Stones track has just more elements to love, but both really great.
I Feel Free- A rare case of a band's best known track also being their best.
Friday On My Mind
I'm a Boy - Very good, but a notch below their classic singles.

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 22:22

yomptepi wrote:


a Classic, of course: but a wee bit too downbeat, Yomps

Maybe Dedicated Follower?

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Postby toomanyhatz » 10 Oct 2017, 22:25

All pretty great - but weren't the Easybeats from Sydney? Oh well, I guess they were in London in '66, so it counts.

Probably "I Feel Free" is the one with the most staying power for me - a rare moment of brevity apart from their usual fretwankery - but you can't really go wrong with any. Nice selection.
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Re: SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

Postby Ranking Ted » 10 Oct 2017, 22:45

All great, I think you could genuinely make a case for any of them. I saw footage of the Yardbirds playing that recently and was struck about how exciting it was. So that, then. Easy to hear these with jaded ears, it's a remarkable snapshot really.


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Postby Charlie O. » 10 Oct 2017, 23:35

I picked "I Feel Free" (is that really their best known track in the UK?), just narrowly beating "Over Under Sideways Down".
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Postby COLIN LAND » 10 Oct 2017, 23:38

Charlie O. wrote:I picked "I Feel Free" (is that really their best known track in the UK?)


It's been used on an advert or two in recent years. 'Sunshine of Your Love' might be more famous tho'.
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Postby Charlie O. » 10 Oct 2017, 23:48

ooooooohhhhh yeah wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:I picked "I Feel Free" (is that really their best known track in the UK?)


It's been used on an advert or two in recent years. 'Sunshine of Your Love' might be more famous tho'.

Ah, thanks for that.

In the US, there are at least a half-dozen that are far more familiar.
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Postby The Modernist » 10 Oct 2017, 23:55

ooooooohhhhh yeah wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:I picked "I Feel Free" (is that really their best known track in the UK?)


It's been used on an advert or two in recent years. 'Sunshine of Your Love' might be more famous tho'.


Yeah okay I'll give you that.

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

Postby Canis lupus » 11 Oct 2017, 06:15

toomanyhatz wrote:All pretty great - but weren't the Easybeats from Sydney? Oh well, I guess they were in London in '66, so it counts.


...indeed: produced by Shel Tammy, UK top 10 hit

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 11 Oct 2017, 06:22

I Feel Free is the only one that doesn't have some sort of flaw. It's great. I'm A Boy has a disappointing chorus, Friday on my Mind is overrated and Mother's Little Helper is fucking awful. I don't know the Yardbirds track as well as the others but I recall it being 'ok'.
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Re: SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

Postby Canis lupus » 11 Oct 2017, 17:33

:ugeek: **reboot**

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Re: SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

Postby Muskrat » 12 Oct 2017, 05:58

Personal faves are Yardbirds and Stones. But I think this ‘birds cut fits the category more than that Stones record.
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Postby Muskrat » 12 Oct 2017, 05:59

Personal faves are Yardbirds and Stones. But I think this ‘birds cut fits the category more than that Stones record.
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Postby Rayge » 12 Oct 2017, 08:20

Charlie O. wrote:I picked "I Feel Free" (is that really their best known track in the UK?).


It was their biggest hit single.
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Re: SWINGING LONDON 66: x 5

Postby COLIN LAND » 12 Oct 2017, 09:28

Canis lupus wrote::ugeek: **reboot**


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