1/19/17

Shocking Blue - Inkpot / Give My Love To The Sunrise 7" (1972)



Weird to say that for a band that was going downside on a commercial plan, but 1972 was a great year musically, and it began with this fantastic song that (see below) reached new heights in some countries. It is said it was n°1 in France but I've no souvenir of that and didn't find any confirmation of this, seen on wikipedia. Anyway, catch this great one here.

This 10th single by Shocking Blue was a hit in Nederland (as all the previous ones) but reached again the highest ranges in German charts, what had not been the case of the previous ones. Nothing in UK or US unfortunately. It's true that it's a great standard, going back to the style Shocking Blue was known for in 1969. Rockier, more JeffersonAirplane-like, but as always, quite bubble gum (too much I think, it precluded them to be taken seriously in the rock history). You can listen to it on the youtube video below. The B-side (the streaming below) is a fine indian-like ballad and is worth the listening. The band began quite well the 1972 year.


I don't recognise the language on this one. But the sleeve is funny



2 comments:

Gustavo said...

SHOCKING BLUE...QUE BUENA MUSICA,QUE CANTANTE..!!!MARISKA VERES FUISTE UNICA!!

musicyoucan said...

Hello,
The link is dead. Can you re-upload it please ?
Thanks You
Regards