Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sleepy Hollow –Take Me Back

Sleepy Hollow –Take Me Back/ Roller Coaster Man –Philips 6078 012 (1972 UK)

Surprisingly, Sleepy Hollow was not a UK band, but hailed from Philadelphia with this sole UK release. Fitting nicely next to early 70s Philips releases such as Fresh Air or Rocking Horse or more appropriately Nimbo (also a US band on Pye), Take Me Back is a fine slab of early 70s Purepop with more than a strong hint of Beatles with a Raspberries twist. Sleepy Hollow also released an LP (US and France) from which this track is pulled. I haven’t heard the LP, but it would be interesting to see how far it goes beyond being an ersatz Beatles effort

Hear a full version of Take Me Back


James Trash said...

Hi Robin, I don't know if you've noticed but there is an option to embed the player. It's basically the page that the link takes you to but at a reduced size but you can further reduce the height and width within the code before pasting.

Robin Wills said...

sounds good....Ill give it a try

Scotty said...

I like that. I bet they did too. Not that Beatles-ish I thought, apart from the guitars which are pure George Harrison. Decent tune

TheStockportYears said...

@Scotty - tbf the vocals aren't that John Lennon... more the Hudson Brothers trying to be John Lennon!