Monday, July 14, 2008

2-4-6-8! Time to Transubstantiate!

Caught the 1969 Roz Russell nuns on the run classic Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows on TCM over the weekend (a slow one, obviously) and found myself perversely fascinated by this discotheque number.



Any 60s collectors out there know what band this purports to be? Monkees auteurs Boyce and Hart probably wrote it (they wrote and sang the flick's appalling theme song) but this track is almost avant-garde by their standards and in any case I can't find a credit for the faux rockers on stage.

12 comments:

MBowen said...

Isn't it Boyce & Hart themselves?

Love that tambourine that keeps speeding up!

TMink said...

It sounds like a touch of Neil Sedaka, a touch of acid in Neil Sedaka rather.

Trey

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TMink said...

mb got it, here is the dirt from the imdb of the soundtrack.

"Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows"
Written by Lalo Schifrin, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Recorded by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

I still like the thought of Neil Sedaka on acid though.

Trey

steve simels said...

"Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows"
Written by Lalo Schifrin, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Recorded by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart


That's the title song, sung over the opening credits. And quite awful...

This is something else....

steves said...

I'm with mbowen as well. According to IMDB, both Boyce & Hart appeared in the film (uncredited).

peter spencer said...

The performance is poorly synched to the music, even by the standards of the time, which makes it more likely that the "band" onstage is just actors or extras. The recording sounds like Boyce and Hart. I heard some "Sugar, Sugar" in there.

steve simels said...

Peter -- I think you're right; it's probably them on the soundtrack with actors onstage.

They didn't do "Sugar, Sugar" though. Different bunch...

virgotex said...

I actually once wrote a poem referencing imagery from that movie... Hayley on the diving board, not the disco....

dave™© said...

They didn't do "Sugar, Sugar" though. Different bunch...

The Monkees, however, were supposed to do "Sugar Sugar". It was, IIRC, supposed to be the follow-up to "I'm a Believer," and was one of the demos Kirshner had for them when he and Nesmith had the big showdown over "artistic control".

I can totally imagine Leon Russell playing a "Believer"-esque organ riff on a Monkees' version of that number...

ms. rosa said...

Kasenetz and Katz (and Levine) are the purveyors of all that sick bubblegum music, fyi. I should know - I own way too many Buddah comps (5? let's not get into my 7" collection). Best tune (IMHO) "Indian Giver" by 1910 Fruitgum Co.

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