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The Phantom of the You: The Young Rascals, "How Can I Be Sure" (1967)

What an unexpected song!

As emblematic of the whole wonder, I admire certain unexpected low notes in the melody. They come at these places in the first verse: 369 more words

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Just Stay There: Beck, "Dreams" (2015)

This just in from Beck, re-issued on his 2017 album Colors: a wonderful simple chord trick in “Dreams.

The song’s main chord progression is stated right away (this forms the reference baseline for the trick that comes later). 272 more words

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Stepping Up: The Association, "Windy" (1967)

Nothing in 1967 affected me more strongly, more transportingly, than “Windy.”

It’s true that the tune does not come out of the gate like three-weeks-at-#1 material. 345 more words

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Too Beautiful: Small Faces, "Itchycoo Park" (1967)


The year of wonders, 1967, is well-represented on the Hooks site, but I’d like to lift up one more wonder to mark its fiftieth anniversary. 432 more words

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