Thursday, March 17, 2005

Sunshine Pop at Ready Steady Go

Let's open things up with an triffic overview of the Sunshine scene from Ready Steady Go.
It covers all the important names and bands - Curt Boettcher (Millennium/Ballroom), Gary Usher (Saggitarius), Eternity's Children, The Yellow Balloon and so on...

Sunshine Pop - Do You Believe in Magic?
"'Pet Sounds' and the immortal 'Good Vibrations' were just the tip of the iceberg. They call it Sunshine Pop. The upbeat, warm, feel good factor is evident throughout even the tracks dripping in sweet melancholy are reassuringly heart-warming. Between 1964 and 1968 a bundle of classic records were recorded and produced by many pioneering producers (such asCurt Boettcher, Gary Usher, Gary Zekley) and musicians whose united aim was to produce music that would affect people on a subconscious level. They wanted to make spiritual music. These artists had an extraordinary vision and the music they created was simply ahead of its time and oten under appreciated."