Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chakras –Agnes Vandalism


Chakras –City Boy/ Agnes Vandalism –Reprise 0859 (1969 US)

Agnes Vandalism (what a great title) is pure Baroque Powerpop for need of a better word. Nicely orchestrated by Jimmy Haskell, Agnes Vandalism features a truly perfect soaring chorus on a strong track that got lost in that 60s to 70s limbo period. Shakras was formed by 2 ex -Standells (including Larry Tamblyn) and 2 Knack members, but Shakras was very much a stop gap prior to a partial reformation of The Standells with this being their only release. The A side is also good, but the real gem is this B side. Another real contender that should have been...

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3 comments:

Proudfoot Sound said...

Love it!

Lou said...

There are two Chakras 45s on Reprise. The other being Just With You b/w Things We Said Today (Reprise 838).

Matt Elliott said...

I totally had this 45. Forgot all about it. Thanks for posting!