I’m BACK!!!`

After a domain name debacle with dubious providers, I am back!!

So, am I the only person out there that finds the new Queens of the Stone Age album cover to be bizarre? Things would be different if the band was some mid-90’s Estrus/Sympathy for the Record Industry garage rock never-were’s, but this is a radio-rock, girls-gone-wild, superband. This art reminds me of something in my parent’s matchbook collection, a giant jar commemorating visits to weird little water holes during the 60’s and early-70’s. Maybe I’m losing my touch.

So beautifully half-assed for a mainstream band.

Barracuda –Summer Girls

Barracuda –Summer Girls/ I Feel So Down–EMI 2027 (1973 UK)

Just to salute the end of summer (what summer???), here is a superb Beach Boys cop written by Marty Wilde and Peter Shelley. I don’t know how this one slipped by especially as it could easily be confused with that other summer song by The Barracudas (also on EMI). Summer Girls was later covered by Flash Cadillac And The Continental Kids as Hot Summer Girls on their fine Sons Of Beaches LP (Private Stock PS 2003). The B side I Feel So Down is a cool piece of hypnotic bongo psych and makes this single a great 2-sider.

Click on title for edits of Summer Girls and I Feel So Down