Friday, July 22, 2022

Records I'd Forgotten Existed, Let Alone Loved:: An Occasional Feature (Special "We Were Talking About These Guys Yesterday" Edition)

From 1965, please enjoy incomparable Brit Invasion rockers The Hollies and their killer single "Don't Run and Hide."

For years, I thought this was a b-side to something or other, but I was delighted to discover recently that it's actually an album cut from the Bus Stop album. A great fucking song in any case, and what a delight to hear it in stereo.

Have a great weekend, everybody!!!


ChrisE said...

I agree with you, Steve. This band put out a lot of very good songs in the mid-60s that did not become famous even though they were nearly as catchy as their genuine chart-toppers. "Baby That's All", which I believe was a B-side, is another example. The whole EVOLUTION album, from 1967, is another example; it sounds like a collection of hits, even though few, if any, of the songs were released as singles.

Anonymous said...

"King Midas in Reverse" is one of the all-time great singles that never met with much success.

Doctored Captain Al

mistah charley, sb, ma, phd, jsps said...

"Look Through Any Window" by the Hollies rings in my memory over half a century later. Interestingly, the McCartney-penned "From a Window" - Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas - also has the window theme. The titles are in a sense the reverse of the sense of the lyrics - the "look through any window" viewpoint is from the window, to the people outside - whereas "from a window" is the admirer catching a glimpse of the loved one from the street.

Anonymous said...

Steve, I am going to pull out a
sheet of paper ( a la Sammy Hagar) and ask you a this or that.
Hollies or Byrds ... ;-)

J. Loslo said...

This is very similar to The Everly Brothers version. Whose song is it?

MJConroy said...

J. Loslo -
Hollies wrote it and are backing the Everly Brothers.

J. Loslo said...

Ah. That explains the similarity. Thanks.