Thursday, April 17, 2008

An Unusually Early Clue to the New Direction

Off to Gomorrah on the Hudson for yet another mysterious assignation. In the meantime, from 1967, here's the great and sadly underrated first generation San Francisco band The Sopwith Camel and "Hello Hello."



Seriously, these guys brand of slightly whimsical folk rock was flat out wonderful; get yourself over to their official website, click on the music link and listen to beautifully produced (by Lovin' Spoonful/Chris Isaak auteur Erik Jacobsen) period confections like "Postcard from Jamaica" or "Cellophane Woman" right now -- you won't regret it.

Of course, as is customary, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who divines the clip's relevance to Friday's Weekend Listomania.

12 comments:

dave™© said...

Groups who got their name from the comic strips?

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Songs that prominently mention an edible fruit?

steve simels said...

No, and no.

But you guys are good....

Gummo said...

Songs with the same word repeated in the title?

Vaudeville/music hall inspired pop-rock songs?

TMink said...

Tack piano madness?

Faux, but otherwise agreeable nostalgia not written by Paul?

Trey

Anonymous said...

1 hit wonder, 'big' hair bands

Anonymous said...

Musical acts with low testosterone counts!!!

Top that one Simels!

ROTP(lumber)

Anonymous said...

I hit wonders by 'big' hair bands from or with a San Francisco connection.

TJWood said...

Bands named after animals (or nonhumans) or having the name of an animal (or nonhuman) in their name?

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Best records featuring the "hippie sound."

steve simels said...


tmink said...
Tack piano madness?

Trey


Darn...that's close enough that I have to, in good conscience, give it to you.

Bastard.

Anyway, you're coveted No-Prize is coming at you via carrier pigeon as we speak.

TMink said...

Coveted indeed! I live for these!

And now I am even getting cussed!

Trey (feeling like one of the gang, and loving it)