Coming Up: 'March Of The Flower Children: The American Sounds Of 1967'


Out Aug. 18. Order now from Amazon.

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Four-hour, 3-CD overview of the American music scene in 1967. A dazzling cornucopia of psychedelia, garage punk, folk-rock and sunshine pop that acted as the soundtrack to the Summer of Love (US division). 

By 1967, rock's eternally restless spirit had moved on from Liverpool, the British Invasion and Swinging London and found a new place to dwell. 

The scene's new creative epicentre was San Francisco, from whence the underground's tentacles spread throughout the nation and beyond as flower-power erupted into full and glorious bloom. 

Over three CDs and four hours of music, 'March Of The Flower Children' anthologises the sounds of American rock and pop during a year that would become enshrined in the history books as the Summer of Love. 

New names - The Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Vanilla Fudge, Strawberry Alarm Clock - are joined by established hit-makers (The Monkees, The Byrds, Lovin' Spoonful, etc), an emerging breed of singer/songwriter (Tim Rose, Tim Buckley) and a handful of older acts adopting a voguishly flowery sheen (Tommy Roe, the Everly Brothers, Jan & Dean). 

Among such a beatific scene, we also find space for not-so-merry pranksters like The Velvet Underground, The Mothers Of Invention and Captain Beefheart, all of whom had little in common with the peace 'n' love vibe surrounding them. 

Featuring hits, misses, key album tracks and a whole host of hugely collectable one-off local 45 nuggets, 'March Of The Flower Children' - housed in a clamshell box with accompanying 48-page booklet - is a fascinating aural and visual document of this most pivotal of pop-culture years.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

1 IT’S A HAPPENING THING – The Peanut Butter Conspiracy

2 !QUE VIDA! – Love

3 SHE HANGS OUT – The Monkees

4 MR. UNRELIABLE (single version) – The Cryan’ Shames

5 MORNING DEW – Tim Rose

6 STRANGE MYSTERIOUS SOUNDS – The Spike Drivers

7 PIPE DREAM – Blues Magoos

8 NO TIME LIKE THE RIGHT TIME – The Blues Project

9 MERRY-GO-ROUND – The Youngbloods

10 STRANGERS FROM THE SKY – Kim Fowley

11 LOVE COMES, LOVE DIES – The Troyes

12 BOIL THE KETTLE, MOTHER – The Id

13 HELP, MURDER, POLICE – Thursday’s Children

14 TWO DAYS ‘TIL TOMORROW (single edit) – The Beau Brummels

15 RESPECT – The Vagrants

16 THE GOLDEN ROAD (TO UNLIMITED DEVOTION) – The Grateful Dead

17 HEY, HEY – The Sound Barrier

18 HIM OR ME – WHAT’S IT GONNA BE? – Paul Revere & The Raiders

19 SIX O’CLOCK – The Lovin’ Spoonful

20 GROOVIN’ (single version) – The Young Rascals

21 COME TO THE SUNSHINE – Harpers Bizarre

22 WHY DON’T YOU DO ME RIGHT – The Mothers of Invention

23 TRANSPARENT DAY (single mix) -The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

24 NO MORE – The Morning Dew

25 EGYPTIAN GARDENS – The Kaleidoscope

26 YOU CAN LIVE IN OUR TREE – The Blue Things

27 CAN’T PUT A THING OVER ME – Eternity’s Children

28 OPTICAL SOUND (promo version) – The Human Expression

29 HOUSE OF PAINTED GLASS – The Sandals

30 REST IN PEACE (single edit) – Chad & Jeremy

DISC TWO

1 ARIES – The Zodiac

2 YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON – Vanilla Fudge

3 HIDEAWAY – The Electric Prunes

4 HURRICANE FIGHTER PLANE – The Red Crayola

5 FALL ON YOU – Moby Grape

6 EVERGREEN PART ONE – The Stone Poneys

7 MARCH OF THE FLOWER CHILDREN (single version) – The Seeds

8 LADY FRIEND – The Byrds

9 I TALK TO THE SUN – The Rare Breed

10 THAT’S HOW IT WILL BE – The Liberty Bell

11 GOING HOME – NGC-4594

12 IT’S A HAPPENING WORLD – The Tokens

13 IT’S A LAZY SUMMER DAY – The Peppermint Trolley Company

14 PENNY ARCADE – The Cyrkle

15 MARY JANE – The Everly Brothers

16 PARADE OF UNCERTAINTY – The Raggamuffins

17 I LIVE IN THE SPRINGTIME (‘drum’ version) – The Lemon Drops

18 MORNING GLORY – Tim Buckley

19 LITTLE TOY – The Unforscene

20 SHE’S GOT THE MAGIC – The Parade

21 NEXT PLANE TO LONDON – The Rose Garden

22 ELECTRICITY – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band 23 THE EXPECTATION – Dutch Masters

24 GONNA SEND YOU BACK TO YOUR MOTHER – The Endd

25 GOD IS ALIVE IN ARGENTINA – The Doppler Effect

26 PAISLEY DREAMS – Tommy Roe

27 PAMMIE’S ON A BUMMER – Sonny

DISC THREE

1 A QUESTION OF TEMPERATURE – The Balloon Farm

2 I’M THE KIND OF GUY – Richard Pash & The Back Door Society

3 NO ONE WAS THERE – The Gates Of Eden

4 SHE LAUGHED LOUD – The Merry-Go-Round

5 BLUEBIRD – Buffalo Springfield

6 THE PROPER ORNAMENTS (single mix) – The Free Design

7 1941 – Nilsson

8 RAINY DAY MUSHROOM PILLOW – Strawberry Alarm Clock

9 EAST RIVER LOVERS – Culver Street Playground

10 THE OSTRICH (single version) – Steppenwolf

11 FOREVERLASTING PLASTIC WORDS – Lost & Found

12 SHE LIVES (IN A TIME OF HER OWN) – The 13th Floor Elevators

13 FLYING ON THE GROUND – Summer Snow

14 I WONDER WHAT SHE’S DOING TONIGHT – Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart

15 LOVE AND HATE – Jan & Dean

16 NOT THIS TIME – The Jackson Investment Co.

17 LAZY – Georgy & The Velvet Illusions

18 ECHOES OF TIME – Lemon Fog

19 ASTROLOGICALLY INCOMPATIBLE – The Bonniwell Music Machine

20 LILA – Fapardokly

21 SAND – Clear Light

22 WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT – The Velvet Underground

23 MIRROR OF YESTERDAY – The Zakary Thaks

24 TIME HAS COME TODAY – The Chambers Brothers

25 TIME GOES BACKWARDS – Jim & Jean

26 ANOTHER TIME – Sagittarius

27 A MOMENT OF BEING WITH YOU – The Critters

28 JUST DROPPED IN (TO SEE WHAT CONDITION MY CONDITION WAS IN) – The First Edition

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