Thursday, July 2, 2009
One of my favorite Australian bands, the Twilights were one of the top bands of the sixties in the land down under. You can read all about their history at the great Milesago website HERE.
If you love sitar, you'll love the track "Time and Motion Study Man", which was actually the B-Side. The A-Side "Younger Girl", written by the drummer, Laurie Pryor, was a huge hit for the band. The song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London and the Milesago site explains, "melancholy and evocative, with Terry's innovative use of the variable volume pedal (as employed previously on The Beatles' "Yes It Is"). It's a measure of The Twilights' pre-eminence on the Aussie rock scene by this time that it became the group's biggest hit to date."
Sorry, even though the record looks perfect, it sounds a little scratchy. Listen to both sides below.
TWILIGHTS - TIME AND MOTION STUDY MAN
TWILIGHTS - YOUNG GIRL
Note: Sorry for the huge break in posts. I plan to post regularly from now on.