Thursday, July 23, 2009

Is It Just Me, Or is Anybody Else Sick and Tired of These Goddamn Early Clues to the New Direction?

From 1965, please enjoy mod freakbeat purveyors extraordinaire The Eyes and their devastating "When The Night Falls."





Seriously, of all the bands who were sort of doing what Pete Townshend and company were doing at this point -- The Birds (with Ron Wood -- see Hammer's The Deady Bees) and The Creation, in particular -- I think these kids came the closest to the kind of proto-psychedelic mayhem of "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere." And of all their records, I think this is the one that most exemplifies their wonderfully bratty esthetic.

In any case, as always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who gleans the song's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

17 comments:

Gummo said...

Best rave-ups?

Is It Just Me, Or is Anybody Else Sick and Tired of These Goddamn Early Clues to the New Direction?

You sound like Letterman talking about the Top 10 Llst.

TMink said...

Bands named after body parts.

Trey

steve simels said...

No, and no.

That body parts idea sounds cool...have I done that already?
:-)

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Most highly influenced band. The striped shirts are ala Beach Boys, the windmill-esque guitar ala Who, the harmonica ala Dylan or Woody Guthrie. (I did not even get into the haircuts.)

Brooklyn Girl said...

That body parts idea sounds cool...have I done that already?
:-)


Yeah ...

steve simels said...

They WERE pretty derivative, weren't they.

Actually, before the broke up, they actually did an album of Stones covers under another name. Some of them weren't bad, actually...

megisi said...

Bands Carolyn Hester didn't, um, consort with.

Anonymous said...

Songs about the night time.

ROTP(lumber)

steve simels said...

Uh, okay. One last clue.

It's not the song.
:-)

geor3ge said...

Bands with matching outfits?

racymind said...

This song is about a relationship break up. Are the others on your list so related? You did use the phrase "break up" in your comment above, Steve-o.

dSmith said...

Bands photographed with a fish-eye lens?

racymind said...

Also, I couldn't get the embedded song to play, but I found it over at YouTube.

Anonymous said...

Mod bands

ROTP(lumber)

racymind said...

Damn, I missed the "it's not the song" mini-clue added on here in the comments. But we have only the song and the band! That leaves only the band for a clue! And what is a band without their song? Argh! Still, a nice song.

Most whey-faced Invasion bands?

steve simels said...

No no no no and no.

But I'm upset that racy couldn't get the song to play..let me check it out....

racymind said...

Bands with three letter names? Eye, who,yes, etc...