Sunday, December 15, 2013

Parrot Records Spotlight: The Ides Of March - You Need Love and Sha-La-La-La-Lee

You Need Love
We're going to wrap up our Parrot Records spotlight with a band out of Chicago suburb, Berwyn, Illinois. The band go by the name of The Ides Of March and are best known for their 1970 mega-hit, Vehicle. I hate that song soooo much that I have trouble accepting The Ides Of March's earlier work as good. But it is. 

The Ides Of March released a string of singles for Parrot Records starting in 1966. The song we play today is their third record for Parrot, released in November of that fine music year. The A-Side is the understated You Need Love, written by the band's frontman, Jim Peterik. Jim was yet to unleash hell on America with Vehicle and his other infamous composition, Eye Of The Tiger by his subsequent band, Survivor.

The Flip-Side is a fine cover of The Small Faces number, Sha-La-La-La-Lee.
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!

PS. Ralph. Do you really need to write your name all over this damn record? If this record was so damn important to you as to tag your geeky name on it, then why, oh why did you get rid of it? Huh? BTW, Ralph, you forgot the possessive apostrophe. You didn't even do it right. Sheesh. 

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