Monday, July 14, 2014

The Decades - I'm Gonna Dance/On Sunset

I'm Gonna Dance
On Sunset
I don't know a whole lot about this fuzzed out pop-raver. The Decades probably hailed from the Los Angeles area and released their one and only single in 1967 on Era Records. The Decades, whoever they are, get writing credit for both sides. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that this band was a studio creation doing a one-off.

The catchy A-Side, I'm Gonna Dance, has a classic duel between a flute and a fuzz guitar. Fluzz Rock? Doesn't every song have that?

The Flip-Side is real interesting. Probably not for everyone, but I love it. On Sunset has that abstract feel to it that reminds us of some of The Chocolate Watchband's more exploratory work or the work of early Frank Zappa or the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. 

Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side! 

5 comments:

  1. One has to appreciate the swine sound alike effects...

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    1. Never heard about 'em, don't think they've ever been comped. Great 2sider!

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    2. It's an intriguing single for sure.

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  2. I remember learning somewhere that flute always cancels out fuzz and vice versa. Newton's law of fluzz, I believe.

    The On Sunset aims to give an aural snapshot of the scene on Sunset Boulevard it would seem. Industrial sounds, speaking in tongues, sounds of rioting, pigs (police?), more industrial sounds, hookah, street cars, crazed moans ...

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