I realised I don’t really listen to any music from the 1960s or 70s other than The Beatles, early Springsteen and Neil Young. Anyhow, over Christmas I made a commitment to broaden my horizons and I stumbled across a couple of Spotify playlists that are based on recent compilations released by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs. One is set to the “autumnal sound of Britain at the turn of the seventies, looking out through wet window panes with a mixture of melancholy and optimism for what come next. With the Beatles gone and the pound sinking, a new distinctive sound emerges, led by flutes and mellontrons.” The other one, State of the Union – The American Dream in Crisis is billed as “the sound of a country trying to work its way out of a crisis.” Both are great listens. Personal favourites are; Elvis Presley. Clean Up Your Own Backyard. Ray Stevens. Mr. Businessman. The Tokens. Some People Sleep (all 39 seconds of it). Van Der Graaf Generator. Refugees. Daevid Allen. Wise Man In Your Heart.
English Weather https://open.spotify.com/user/qune/playlist/2VW0sOtN6lKphQac0YN34e?si=F6CRs3a5S9CNcu7RtxOPEA
State of the Union https://open.spotify.com/user/thomasscholing/playlist/3gBW2TVoFj8iqKKi6j28Ka?si=Pm7TzNRrQii3wFGagacwsQ