Friday, September 16, 2016

R&R in Technicolor

The :59 mark in this song always affected me the same way as the moment in The Wizard of Oz when the sepia-tinted black and white transitions to glorious Technicolor. Depending on your taste, or perhaps your fondness for two-tiered harpsichords or your political stance on Eric Clapton, you might feel differently. And on some days it reverse for me too, the raw, chugging middle throwing the brightly-colored exoticism of the opening verse and chorus into harsh, below-ground B&W rumble. Such is the glory of mid-1960s rock and roll: B&W to color to B&W in the same song.

Sleeve pic via Psychedelic sixties.

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