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Girl Power

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OK, show of hands. How many of you own One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found?

*shakes head*

As you may be able to guess from the title, this is a four disc box set of singles from various 60s girl groups. And it is simply amazing in every way possible. This is a pure, undiluted, example of everything that has ever been right about pop music. Seriously, unless your some cold hearted adult grown up, this box set will cause uncontrollable dancing, singing along, and improvised dance steps. It is worth every penny.

The only possible downside to the album is the refusal of Phil Spector to allow any of his work to be included (officially, this is because he has his own box set. Unofficially, I just think he’s an egotistical prick. Unfortunately, he’s also a genius).

While this could have been a huge downer, in the end it doesn’t really take away anything from the overall collection (take that Phil!). A lot of this has to do with the fact that the woman who put this collection together is a record geek who specializes in this very type of music. (Side note to record labels: hire geeks to manage your retrospective box set collections. You’ll get quality work) Meaning that while you get some obvious choices, there is also surely to be a plethora of groups here that you never even knew existed. And their tracks are awesome!

So, in short. This collection is a perfect jumping off point for the person looking to dig deeper into one of the greatest eras of modern pop. It is also a perfect collection for the passing fan, who just wants to make sure their record collection properly represents one of the greatest eras of modern pop.

And now, for those who are paying attention. Two downloads for you.

The first is Nothing But A Heartache by the Flirtations. A great track that I knew I had to throw up as soon as I heard it on the way into work in the morning.

The second is You Don’t Know by Ellie Greenwich. This track is for the Wrock fans, specifically the Hermonie/Harry shippers. That was the first thing that popped in my head when I heard this track. Just listen to it and pretend its Hermonie singing it to Harry about Ginny. Some Wrock group needs to cover this.

OK, I need to be in bed (fracking work). I felt the need to get this off though, so here you go.

Written by Matt

March 13th, 2007 at 9:17 pm