45s and Other Revolutions: Still more A-Sides beginning with the letter L.


February 18th, 2019

55 mins

Season 4

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Sonny & Cher [00:28]
a side: "Little Man"
b side: "Monday"
ATCO Records 45-6440 1966
Big hit for them in Europe, not so much in the US.

Clarence Henry [06:42]
b side: "Little Suzy"
a side: "You Only Hurt the Ones You Love"
Argo U-10760 1961
Whoops. Your Old Pal Will got the sides flipped again. Probably because the b-side, "Little Suzy", is a pretty awesome track. The actual a-side is a pretty solid take on the standard made classic by The Mills Brothers.

The Sweet [12:16]
a side: "Little Willy"
b side: "Man from Mecca"
Bell Records 45,251 1972
One of the gold standard by which glam rock singles are judged. Still shimmers.

Future Twin [18:16]
a side: "Lockits"
b side: "Badseed"
Heck yeah. Badass motorbike ladies. What more could you want from an a-side?

Talk Normal [25:07]
a side: "Lone General"
b side: "Hurricane"
M'Ladys Records M'LR 029 2011
Super rad release from Sarah Register and Andrya Ambro aka Talk Normal. The sleeve artwork is taken from a painting by Kim Gordon. Super powerful duo to see live.

The Shades of Blue [34:34]
a side: "Lonely Summer"
b side: "With This Ring"
Impact Records IMPACT 1014 1966
Some blue eyed soul from Detroit performing a pretty catchy Edwin Starr number. And heck, the b-side is not too bad either considering the saccharine topic.

Ricky Nelson [40:20]
a side: "Lonesome Town"
b side: "I Got a Feeling"
Imperial Records X5545 1958
The classic young Ricky Nelson single, accompanied by The Jordanaires.

Nadja [44:39]
a side: "Long Dark Twenties"
Anthem Records
Hoo yeah. The excellent duo Nadja bringing us their cover of a song from The Kids in the Hall film Brain Candy. A fine aural confection.

"Gomez" by Vic Mizzy.

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