Friday Night Jukebox
The Jukebox spins back to the late 60s this evening to highlight one of the most underrated pop-rock bands of all time: The Association (wiki here). They were overshadowed by some of their better known West Coast brethren bands (e.g. Mamas and Papas), but their vocal harmonization (especially live) was arguably as rich and complex as The Beach Boys, hell as anybody. And long before Jethro Tull was doing it, they brought the flute into rock. The wiki claims that their ultra-beautiful classic, Never My Love (after the jump) has been the second most played song in 20th century radio & TV history.
First up, their first big hit, introduced with some awesome nerd-rock (the godfathers of new wave/alt? Does anybody else see the influence on Ok Go?):
An amazing live sound:
Here it is, one of the greatest pop songs ever recorded performed on the Ed Sullivan Show:
Some great shecky racial humor beforehand on this one…