The Blades Of Grass Are Not For Smoking (CD)


The Blades of Grass

Currently Unavailable
$22.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.

Amoeba Review

Tiffany Anders 07/07/2010

The radio airwaves in the summer of 1967 were filled with psychedelic sunshine pop, most of it coming straight out of sunny California. While the group The Blades of Grass was turning out material just as strong as the music coming out of the California scene, they were located all the way across the continent in the countryside of New York state, not a place you necessarily think of when listening to breezy sunshine pop. In addition to their unfortunate location, the group’s version of “Happy” competed for radio attention with The Sunshine Company’s version of the same tune. It was a shame as this group’s brand of soft pop is just as strong as any of their contemporaries, and the material they chose to cover is fantastic—particularly their versions of The Beatles’ “Help” and fellow New York natives The Left Banke’s “Walk Away Renee.” Other standout tracks include the dreamy “Just Ah” and “Just Another Face.” Rev Ola Records have done a great job compiling the group’s sole LP along with several non-LP singles for this re-issue. It comes highly recommended for those who are fans of sunshine pop.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Happy
The Blades of Grass 02:23
2.
Just Ah
The Blades of Grass 02:32
3.
Tomorrow Is My Turn
The Blades of Grass 02:25
4.
Satin Slipper
The Blades of Grass 02:04
5.
You Won't Find That Girl
The Blades of Grass 02:19
6.
Just Another Face
The Blades of Grass 02:44
7.
Help!
The Blades of Grass 02:43
8.
Or Is It the Rain
The Blades of Grass 02:26
9.
Walk Away Renee
The Blades of Grass 02:32
10.
That's What a Boy Likes
The Blades of Grass 02:47
11.
The Way You'll Never Be
The Blades of Grass 02:52
12.
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas [*]
The Blades of Grass 02:22
13.
You Turned Off the Sun [*]
The Blades of Grass 02:32
14.
Charlie and Fred [*]
The Blades of Grass 03:04
15.
Pageant [*]
The Blades of Grass 03:04
16.
If You Love Her, Cherish Her and Such [*]
The Blades of Grass 02:39
17.
Baby, You're a Real Good Friend of Mine [*]
The Blades of Grass 02:20
18.
Leap into the Arms of Love [*]
The Blades of Grass 02:39

Currently Unavailable
$22.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.
Always Free Shipping on Amoeba.com
Amoeba Accepts Paypal - Start Digging!
Amoeblog
x Sign-up for emails, sales alerts & more:


loading...

Register


New customers, create your Amoeba.com account here. Its quick and easy!


Register

Don't want to register? Feel free to make a purchase as a guest!

Checkout as Guest

Currently, we do not allow digital purchases without registration

Close

Register

Become a member of Amoeba.com. It's easy and quick!

All fields required.

An error has occured - see below:

Already have an account? Log in.

Close

Forgot Password






To reset your password, enter your registration e-mail address.




Close

Forgot Username





Enter your registration e-mail address and we'll send you your username.




Close

Amoeba Newsletter Sign Up

Submit
Close