Well, thanks a lot for “reviving” this nice ol’ thread @Sanya
I just felt like having to give something back to you, i. e. my playlist of today.
And, yes, today I’m quite an ol’ hippie guy, might change tomorrow, if there is one.
Hope you’ll somewhat enjoy my playlist.
And take care of yourself.
Turquoise - Saynia (1968) (that one goes out to you, especially, of course)
IMHO one of the most beautiful love songs of the good ol’ Sixties btw, sadly overlooked and forgotten now, and certainly way a bit more than just influenced by the mighty Kinks, great song though.
Donovan - Tin soldier (1965)
One of my all time faves, full of poetry and thought.
The Left Banke - Pretty Ballerina (1966, live version 2012 with Michael Brown)
R.I.P. Michael You were such a great composer, going unnoticed by the world.
Erkin Koray - Istemen (1967)
Well, a little psychedelic ditty from old Turkey certainly won’t do any harm?
J. J. Light - Heya (1969)
Never forget about the indigenous, native people of America, fellas.
Kinks - Some mother’s son (1969)
Now, that’s what WAR really is all about. Every human being should have this one one their daily playlist. But I guess that’s not the case.
The Zombies - Butcher’s Tale (1968)
Again, confronting the human soul with nothing but the naked truth. Beautiful, sad song.
The Pentangle - Cruel sister (1970)
This time, no war song. Just a very sad song, and what a beautiful folk song it is!
Buffalo Springfield - For what it’s worth (1966)
This song should be known to all folks out there, so no need to further comment on it. Great achievement for it’s time, though.
The Fallen Angels - I’ll drive you from my mind (1968)
Introspective, sadly forgotten love song. Might have had a certain subtile influence on Depeche Mode’s “I feel you” (1993), eh?
Dick Wagner & The Frost - Sunshine (1967)
Nice song, and not known to many. That should change someday. R.I.P Dickie.
Eric Burdon & The Animals - Sky pilot (1968)
Certainly known to many, great song, though, fine lyrics, fine music. Thanks, Eric, would really like to meet you again someday.
King Crimson - I talk to the wind (1969)
Just lean back and inhalate the atmosphere of this very song.
Juicy Lucy - Who do you love? (1969)
I certainly do know the answer. And I love this song (including this very band).
Honeybus - Where have you been? (1971)
Don’t know where I’ve been. What a great, sad ballad, though. (And unjustly forgotten, methinks).
Kinks - Yes Sir, no Sir (1969)
Yes, again. What a great antiwar SONG. And no, Sir, I’m not fooling anybody with this statement.
Marquis of Kensington - The changing of the guard (1967)
Funny and almost forgotten, eh? Nice song anyway.
Kinks - Brainwashed (1969)
Yes, of course we are, some of us more, some maybe less. But definitely. You knew it then, Ray.
Gun - Angeline (1969)
Sad anti-drug ballad. I just felt like listening again today. Scuse me.
Pretty Things - Is it only love? (1974)
No, there might be quite a bit more ‘bout it than only love. But still, f only the “love part” of it was true, I’d be somewhat content and I’d almost die to agree with you, Mr. Phil. Yet, as you might know, Love is Pain. (Not always, but most of the time.) Yes it is (as the good ol’ Beatles would’ve said).
Nirvana U.K. feat. Joe Fagin - Restless wind (1978)
Take a trip to Cap Formentor once in your life, such a beautiful place. Don’t forget to take your headphones with ya, though. Listen to this song while driving near that very place. If you happen to see some seagulls during that moment, you’ll certainly know what it’s all about. Celestial song, even if going criminally unnoticed at its time, no doubt about it.
Apple - The other side (1969)
Soundwise this one is certainly not a great achievement in musical history. Feelingwise it certainly is. Ever felt somewhat lost? If already depressed, please don’t listen to this great sad song.
Warhorse - Solitude (1970)
Now, this one is one of my alltime faves, I confess. The atmosphere of helplessness / being totally lost etc. might be a bit overwhelming to some.
The harmonies might be somewhat influenced by an old “Gun” song, but the great vocals totally make up for that imo.
Don’t you ever listen to that one if already somewhat “down” mentally! This song indeed manages to hurt, even if in a good way. It’s going deep, damn deep. It might indeed reach the depths of your soul, if you’re just listening closely enough.
Golden Earring - Cruising Southern Germany (1972)
Somewhat forgotten song about the place I’m living. Great dutch band I’ve always adored.
The Pentangle - High Germany (1972)
This band should probably be the foremost of all sixties folk bands, yet, it isn’t. Another one 'bout my country.
Steppenwolf - The Wall (1990)
Somewhat late, maybe. Doesn’t sound beautiful because of the synthesizers and all of that late 80’s stuff. Still, a very personal song, and I certainly do like it better than the Scorpions’ “Winds of change”. Guess why?
David McWilliams - Hiroshima (1967)
Sad - and seldomly played - song about a certain problem concerning what man was / is able to do to other human beings just because of technical supremacy.
If you like this one because of its lyrics, also give a listen to “The Byrds - I come and stand at every door”. There’s no YT link (not in my country, that is) for the latter, so pardon me.
John Lennon - Mother
(This is a shortened version of what might be his most sincere, brutal, simplistic songs ever).
Somewhat loud, but there are worse versions circulating now.
Miss you, John.
Spirit - 1984 (1969)
Thanks for reminding us then, Randy California.
Donovan - Universal soldier (1965)
It is, as it is. Or, ain’t it?
Kaleidoscope - Oh death (live 1967 - raw bootleg)
Almost sounds like crap here, of course. Great song though. Try to find the studio version for yourselves, if you want to know.
Pretty Things - Death (1968)
Extraordinary song by a great British band.
To be continued… maybe…