Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tower Records Spotlight: Max Frost and the Troopers - Shape Of Things To Come

Our last Tower Records post is from May, 1968 and is from a fake band. That's right, Max Frost and the Troopers was/were actually a character(s) from a movie called Wild In The Streets. Max Frost was the protagonist and he sings his revolutionary song, Shape Of Things To Come, in defiance of the police state he fights against. Written by the tin-pan alley team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill (you've lost that lovin' feelin', kicks, on broadway, We Gotta Get Outta This Place....)


8 comments:

  1. This was actually Davie Allan and the Arrows playin' behind. There's also instro version.

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    1. I had heard that somewhere once but didn't feel confident in making that statement. Can you post the intro version?

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  2. Fantastic Tower series!

    Interesting ending with "Nothing can change the shapes of things" repeated 4x, thus breaking the unwritten 3x maximum rule.

    May, 1968. Good month.

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    1. The Tower series has been fun. It could go on for another week!

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    2. "Nothing can change the shape of things to come." Must be what your mama yelled out on May 14th, 1968. :)

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    3. He He :) ... here's Davie instro version from great "Devils Rumble" anthology
      http://www14.zippyshare.com/v/80443576/file.html
      Dig!
      Max Frost and The Troopers have pretty fine garage/psych album too.

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