01 July, 2012

THE EVERLY BROTHERS - SOMEBODY HELP ME


THE EVERLY BROTHERS - 'Somebody Help Me' (Warner Bros W 1708) July 1967

During mid 1967, the Everly Brothers released a collection of songs that would pretty much all get a mention on 'Flower Bomb Songs'. Their sound had definately been influenced by psychedelia but their dalliance was not full blown acid psych but harmony pop with some touches of lysergia.

I doubt very much that Don and Phil were into the chemical trips but that didn't stop them creating some beautiful music such as 'Bowling Green', 'Talking To The Flowers', 'Mary Jane' and 'Mercy, Mercy, Mercy'.

With 'Somebody Help Me' they rocked out with a mod take of  the Jackie Edwards song better known as a Spencer Davis Group hit. Listen out for the fuzztone guitar that is a constant throughout giving this recording an edge of coolness.

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