The first thing I did when I got home was to fire up ebay and search for an original 7". Unfortunately, there's only 1 copy for sale and it's quite visibly scratched so I won't be investing in that. I'm willing to wait for a pristine(ish?) copy. After all, thanks to the impeccable taste of the cd's compiler, Nick Saloman of The Bevis Frond, I can blast it on cd till my ears stop working completely.
Another recent 60s cut to have won my heart is The Striders' adorably perky "There's A Storm Coming" (Columbia):
A tenner secured me a(n allegedly - we'll see when it arrives!) Mint- copy. The slightly wimpy songs from the mid-60s that straddle the line between garage and pure pop are just so endearing.
Finally, while revisiting Ace Records' ridiculously great "Boy Trouble: Garpax Girls", this Rev-lons stunner swelled my heart all over again:
If "Whirlwind" doesn't have ya shufflin' and a handclappin' and a ooh-ooh-in' then just how do you get your kicks?
There's a fair chance the above 3 songs will form my Three In A Row suggestion for Brian Matthew's Sounds of the Sixties on BBC Radio 2. Yeah, let's do this!
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