02 June 2006

a lovin' spoonful

Because I rediscovered my old Lovin' Spoonful cd! This used to be my absolute favourite cd some years ago, because every song on it is immediately likeable - pop with a folk-flavoured twist. The liner notes of this cd reads: "The Lovin' Spoonful is the most underrated group of the 1960s. John Sebastian's songs were up to the standards of the Beatles' but who mentions him in the same breath?" Possibly because to some The Lovin' Spoonful's songs might be too 'lightweight' and 'happy'. But I think that's what pop music is all about.

The Lovin' Spoonful - Six O' Clock

If you don't own a Lovin' Spoonful compilation yet, this would be a good one. It has all the songs I have on mine, plus two more, and they are all remastered in original stereo.
Lovin' Spoonful's bio on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame page.


the pseudonyms said...

Unfortunately, The Lovin' Spoonful do seem to be underrated compared to many of their contemporaries from the 60s.

I like the bittersweet nature of this song. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

an undiscovered gem