Are Not For Smoking - Blades Of Grass

Are Not For Smoking
Released on 28/09/09. A keenly sought after repress for this best-selling release which includes their only LP from 1967, together with all of their non- LP singles in the original Mono, making the first ever complete collection by these masters of Soft Pop. From Rochester, NY, one of the later signings to legendary New York Doo-Wop label Jubilee Records; The Blades Of Grass were one of the prime east coast exponents (along with The Free Design) of that usually West coast genre of Sunshine Pop. It's complex, baroque harmonies and optimistic atmosphere having a much overlooked but firm second front in the city that never sleeps. Indeed, the group's first hit single Happy went head-to- head in a chart battle with LA's Sunshine Company, as did their version of the Peter Sellers film title-track I Love You Alice B.Toklas with Harpers Bizarre shortly afterwards. Although The Blades' version with it's vocal phasing and psychy effect-laden intro and outro, somewhat had the edge stylistically. See the detailed notes, featuring interviews with group members, for more details on the extraordinary story of the Blades of Grass. Written with complete participation from all of the band members.
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CRREV8
Weight: 200
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Happy / Just Ah / Help / The Way You'll Never Be / You Won't Find That Girl / Leap Into The Arms Of Love / Just Another Face / Or Is It The Rain / Walk Away Renee / That's What A Boy Likes / Tomorrow Is My Turn / Satin Slipper / Happy (Single Version) / That's What A Boy Likes (Single Version) / Just Another Face (Single Version) / Baby You're A Real Good Friend / Help / Just Ah / Charlie & Fred / You Won'tr Find That Girl / You Turned Off The Sun / The Way You'll Never Be / I Love You Alice B Toklas / That's What Boy Likes / Love Her & Cherish Her / Pageant
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