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Stoned Soul

Posted by shanoah on May 2, 2008

You know, I actually quite like Tomorrow Never Knows. But then, I do generally like the Beatles, together and individually.

As it happens, I own a Sony 100 years of music collection – 100 songs for 100 years, and the three songs I picked today are all right from the same time period from that collection; the era of peace and free love. And LSD:

San Fransisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)

Scott McKensie (written by John Phillips of the Mamas & Papas)

This song sums up the 60’s pretty well. San Fransisco, home of hippies, peaceniks, drugs and free love. And Ghirardelli chocolate, which I’ll admit to having a weakness for. This song was apparently also widely played in Czechoslovakia in the 1968 Prague uprising against the Soviets. Don’t blame them; I’d rather be in San Fransisco then under Soviet rule, too…

Stoned Soul Picnic – Laura Nyro

I’ll admit to having gotten this stuck in my head more then once. I’m not sure why, but this song is one of those ones that is so upbeat, it hard not to go with it. Besides, how can you go wrong, singing about Sassafras, Moonshine, and Celery? Good singer; strangely enough, her best selling single was Carole King & Gerry Goffin singing “Up On the Roof”.

Red Rubber Ball – Cyrkle

Here we are with a band that’s so well known, that no one remembers who they are. Not sure if they ever got another hit, actually[1]. I seem to recall John Lennon actually gave them the idea for their band name, though.

[1] I stand corrected; they had another hit named “Turn Down Day“.


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