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Sunday, 28 February 2010

Once and for all girl - The Other 4 (1966)

Dear friends hi,

Today I will post a very nice video outtake:Once and for all girl - The Other 4
I would rather say that this is more close to psychedelic pop that 60s garage.
Anyway, I think that the tune is really nice with soft harmonies and vocals, nice organ and interesting guitar on the bacground.

Here are some details I managed to find out about The Other 4 from another site

The Other 4 begun at the end of the 1960s as teen rock ‘n’ rollers the Man-Dells and came out at the other end, in reconfigured form, as psychedelic rockers the Brain Police. And, in between, they put out three 45s as the Other Four. They would continuously adapt themselves to the times without necessarily being innovators in their field, achieving local popularity in their various permutations without realizing chart success.

A well-worn trajectory for the ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll band to be sure, though the Other Four released some truly memorable 45s. “Searching for My Love,” their first 45 as the Other Four, is ringing, minor key pop straight from the Zombies and Searchers songbook. Their second - this selection - has all the right moves for 1966: commercial harmonies, mystical reserves of teenage energy, the briefly de rigueur 12-string.

The group, which consisted of Norman Lombardo (vocals, bass), Kenny Pernicano (drums, vocals), Craig Palmer (vocals, keyboards, bass) and Don Sparks (vocals, guitar) for “Once and For All Girl,” recorded the song at Hollywood’s Gold Star Studios, and, for obvious reasons, it was strong enough to attract the attention of Decca Records. To which Decca quickly set about transforming the Other Four’s manic verve into bland, fatal irrelevancy for their third and final 45, “How Do You Tell a Girl.”

Vocalist Norman Lombardo and one-time Other Four guitarist and keyboardist Rick Randle would reconvene a year or two later with a few other local San Diego musicians, self-releasing an obscure acid rock LP as the Brain Police in 1968. Incidentally, Don Sparks, who played on “Once and For All Girl,” enjoys an active career in television.

View this charming Video here


Scott Salsman said...

What a weird video! Thanks for sharing.

My60iesCorner said...

Hi dear friend!!

Great music!!! Keep on the good work! By the way: do you know how I can find the "Wings of a dream"-blogspot? It seems that he's been deleted. I can't contact him. DO you know anything about a new blog?

Thank you very much

Spyros said...

Hi Sophie,

The blog you were asking for, has been moved to the followign URL

Kind regards

My60iesCorner said...

Thank you so much!!!! =)))

Spyros said...

U R Welcome Sophie :-)

Anonymous said...

That vid is taken from Mondo Cane!