Sunny pop goodness

It comes with the territory — I’ve lived in Wisconsin since 1965 — but I really am tired of being cold this winter.

Maybe that just comes with being older than dirt.

I could use some nice sunny pop goodness. Maybe you could, too.

You’ve heard ’em all, but dig ’em anyway.


“Green Peppers” and “A Taste of Honey,” Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, from “Whipped Cream and Other Delights,” 1965.


“I’d Wait a Million Years,” 1969, and “Temptation Eyes,” 1970, both by the Grass Roots, from “Their 16 Greatest Hits,” 1971. It’s out of print, but both cuts are available on this best-of CD.


“Valleri,” the Monkees, from “The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees,” 1968.


“Paperback Believer,” Mark Vidler/Go Home Productions, 2004, from “This Was Pop, 2002-2007.” This Beatles/Monkees mashup is among the many swell Vidler creations available at his web site. Go get ’em.

Oh, yeah, I feel much better now.


Filed under March 2008, Sounds

3 responses to “Sunny pop goodness

  1. Having someone I admire acknowledge and present The Grass Roots? Priceless!

  2. Oh, man. I’d forgotten how good the Grass Roots were. Brilliant combo songs today., well done.

  3. One of the more interesting Beatles mash-ups I’ve heard (and I’m not sure who came up with it) was “When I’m 25 or 64” mashing “When I’m 64” with Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4”– truly bizarre.

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