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January 22, 2010

Mr. Brown Has Two Daughters, But...


Perhaps the least unpleasant effect of Tuesday's Senate election has been that this song has been stuck in my head for days:

Did you know that the powers that be (Mickie Most, maybe?) decided to promote Herman's Hermits because they thought Peter Noone looked like JFK? Yeah. At least according to a PBS special my dad and I watched recently. Actually, though, I feel like they're kind of an underrated band. I guess by that I mean that I tend to forget about them, and that whenever I stop and think about how many of their songs I really like, I'm kind of surprised. This one, of course. "I Am Henry VIII, I Am" is just silly, but I've always loved "There's a Kind of Hush." "I'm Into Something Good" has a sort of sublime simplicity. And there's "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," of course. These less prominent British Invasion bands often get overshadowed, and sure, they're not the Beatles or the Stones. But not everyone has to be. They're worth a listen.

(And IMDb tells me that Peter Noone guest starred on Quantum Leap. Who knew?)

Posted by Kat at January 22, 2010 11:00 AM
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