Monday, June 08, 2009

Cherry Smash - Singles (1967-1969)


Και πάμε στους ας μου επιτραπεί να πω original. Αν το προηγούμενο γκρουπάκι, εννοώ τους Whazoos, μου έμοιαζε για Βρετανικό αυτό εδώ είναι και με τη βούλα. Τους Cherry Smash τους άκουσα για πρώτη φορά στο ίσως κλασικό Green Plant. Το ψάξιμο έβγαλε στην επιφάνεια τα «άπαντα» του γκρουπ. Μου αρέσει ιδιαίτερα η εκτέλεση για το φιλμ των Manfred Mann αν και μικρότερη σε διάρκεια.

Personnel:

JOHN CURTIS A B
MICK GILL A
GRAHAM HUNT A B
BRYAN SEBASTIAN vcls, gtr A B
MARK TUDDENHAM vcls A B
45s:
1 Sing Songs Of Love/Movie Star (Track 604 017) 1967
2 Goodtime Sunshine/Little Old Country Home Town (Decca F 12838) 1968
3 Fade Away Maureen/Green Plant (Decca F 12884) 1969

Formed in Gosport, Hampshire, Cherry Smash are best remembered for Sing Songs Of Love, which was written by Mike Hugg (who was Sebastian's brother) and Mick Gill. The pretty slushy pop song was taken to a wider audience by virtue of its inclusion on Manfred Mann's 'Up The Junction' soundtrack and later on Track's Backtrack, 2 compilation. Gill left after this and wasn't replaced. The follow-up, Goodtime Sunshine, was a Mike Hugg composition as was their final effort, Fade Away Maureen. This had commercial potential with quite a memorable guitar riff but sounds distinctly wimpy now. The flip side, a song about an office plant, is for me their best composition but they aren't essential listening.
Compilation appearances have included:- Fade Away Maureen on Rubble, Vol. 11 - Adventures In The Mist (LP), Rubble, Vol. 6 (CD), British Psychedelic Trip, Vol. 4 (LP), Broken Dreams, Vol. 5 (LP) and Great British Psychedelic Trip, Vol. 2 (CD); Green Plant on British Psychedelic Trip, Vol. 3 (LP).

Tracks:
01. Sing Songs Of Love
02. Movie Star
03. Goodtime Sunshine
04. Little Old Country Home
05. Fade Away Maureen
06. Green Plant
07. Sing Songs Of Love (film)
08. Fade Away Maureen (st)

3 comments:

Λόγια, εικόνες, τραγούδια. said...

Σ ευχαριστω

Michael Alden said...

Can you please re-post?

davetuba said...

Yes, would you please re-up this album, please? Thanks