Friday, September 24, 2010
Superman or Green Lantern had nothing on him
This was a summer of surprises as James and the Shondells broke through with "Hanky Panky," the Troggs scored with "Wild Thing" and Question Mark and the Mysterians gave us an early taste of punk with "96 Tears." Before the leaves had dropped Count Five dropped "Psychotic Reaction" into the mix. The airwaves were alive with new sounds and grooves no one had heard before.
And Donovan was front and center -- and a full year ahead of the Summer of Love and the age of psychedelia -- with "Sunshine Superman."
Everybody's hustlin' just to have a little scene
When I say we'll be cool I think that you know what I mean
We stood on the beach at sunset, do you remember when?
I know a beach where baby a-it never ends
When you've made your mind up, forever to be mine
What a fine trip it was. We didn't discover a beach that grand until years later. What we'd give to be back there now, where it never ends.