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Top 21 of 1968 - #20

#20 – Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – “Young Girl” – (1968)

What was the deal with the 1960s and the Civil War? Was it the whole “100 Years Later” thing or what? 55 more words


Best Costume Design: 1968

Official Nominations: Romeo And Juliet. Star! Oliver! The Lion In Winter. Planet Of The Apes

No surprises this year, as is standard for this category, with musicals and historic and costume dramas leading the year. 249 more words


946. prelude + nightmare

On one level, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown was the definition of a one hit novelty act. Light your hair on fire, howl like a… 62 more words

All Vinyl Apocalypse

The Mothers Of Invention - Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution

Wonderful track from their 1968 album ‘Uncle Meat’ that sounds like it is disintegrating and reforming throughout. Anyone familiar with Faust’s ‘The Faust Tapes’ will realise that the German band were doing something very similar to this on the early half of the 2nd side of the album; and seemed heavily influenced by The Mothers throughout their career. Dig!


Top 21 of 1968 - #21

#21 – Harry Nilsson – “Everybody’s Talkin'” – (1968)

“Everybody’s Talkin’ is a song originally written and recorded by Fred Neil. Nilsson’s version reached the top 10 in the U.S. 15 more words


[1968.4] The Lion In Winter

I will be watching all 5 nominees from 1968 before I move on to the next year. The goal here is to watch them and have an internal discussion among them to try to piece together a “history” of the year. 678 more words

First Take

Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Every Sperm Is Sacred

***This Review Contains Spoilers***

Frank Beardsley’s (Henry Fonda) opening narration tells of how his children feel he neglected his wife and their mother; an interesting parallel to real life in which Fonda told his wife Frances Ford Seymour in 1949 he wanted a divorcee so he could remarry after an unhappy 13 year marriage; a confession which drove her to suicide. 365 more words

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