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It Mek - Unknown Artist - Top Of The Pops


1969
Label: Tip - 634 037 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Scandinavia • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock
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A sharp summation of the state of the U. Even this early in the Top of the Pops series, it becomes apparent that the trick is not to look upon the songs as straightforward attempts to copy the hit song, but as interpretations rendered in the style of the hit. The guitar is a series of deliciously splintered shards, the boogie piano a runaway train, and the semi-spoken word passage that splits the original version sounds even more disturbing than Donovan ever could -- imagine Arthur Brown in full God of Hellfire mode, reciting poetry in a faltering Irish accent.

There's also an astonishing version of the Walker Brothers ' "Lights of Cincinnati," which abandons any hope of emulating the Walkers ' own vocal resonance in favor of a kind of Cliff Richard-y melodicism, while Albert Hammond and Family Dogg 's foppishly seductive "A Way of Life" is almost uncannily delightful, gentle harmonies building and turning around a memory that seems familiar whether you've heard the song before or not.

Of course, no Top of the It Mek - Unknown Artist - Top Of The Pops album is complete without its share of gallant failures, and it's unfortunate that Конфета - Х.

Забей* - Антология the Stones and Thunderclap Newman numbers which fall the flattest. Also disappointing is Desmond Dekker 's "It Mek" -- disappointing because, within a year, the Top of the Pops team would be turning out reggae covers as adeptly as any Kingston session band. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country.

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    Moogukora

    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Top Of The Pops Vol. 6 on Discogs/5(8).

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