Monday, December 18, 2006

Records That Make Me Feel Good: 9

Tommy James And The Shondells: Crimson And Clover (Roulette, 1968)

This is one of those records that just sounds brilliant and sort of yellow and red and bell-bottom-y. The sort of record that should be pumping out of a huge wooden stereogram set on The Wonder Years. A massive hit 38 years ago this month (many people thought the repeat-to-freak chorus at the end was suggesting "Christmas is over..."), Ver Shonds are the only band EVAH to have had a track covered by The Velvet Underground, Simon & Garfunkel AND Kelly Clarkson (ie, this one). Notebooks out, pop-quiz compilers.

And, of course, they did the orginal of I Think We're Alone Now too.

What's not to like?

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