Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Night Music: The Turtles

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I once heard an interview with Mark Vollman talking about this. He said they just took "Happy Together" and inverted it musically, with the chorus going down on that one and up on "Eleanore" - if you listen to them back to back you'll understand a lot better than I can explain it.

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I can hear it, yes.

Anonymous said...

After listening to it I have a question: how many songs from the middle and late 1960's had the word "groovy" (or 'grooving') in them?

Quite a few. Just those with the word in the title:

Groovin'
A Groovy Kind of Love
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy)
We Got a Groovy Thing Going, Baby (also Simon & Garfunkel)
Somebody Groovy (Mamas & Papas)
Groovy Situation (Gene Chandler)

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

The loss of that word from our vocabulary is tragic.

Deb said...

Rachael Ray used to say "groovy" all the time. I think someone must have told her to stop, 'cos she never says it anymore. I still use "far out" on occasion, which gets me eye rolls from everyone.

One of the Turtles said the best line he ever wrote was, "You're my pride and joy, et cetera."

Bill Crider said...

I remember hearing this one while driving to the wedding of a friend who was marrying a girl by that name. I was to be the best man. Sadly the marriage didn't last.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Not many did. We are the lucky ones.