Golden Earring - Stand By Me 7" (1972)
In the autum of 1972, the band releases this non album track on the A-side of a single, a strange choice since it sounds more as a filling than a standard (it was a minor hit in Nederland but their lowest place in 3 years). With a sort of mixed influence of the Rolling Stones / Alice Cooper / the Who/ Led Zeppelin (strangely more the style these ones will develop in 1975), it's not bad but a little laborious. There is also something of what will be "Highway To Hell". The B-side is much better since it is the opening track of the album Together, one of the best tracks of the whole (reason why I put it in streaming). About a scoptophilian, it is perfect for this blog there, in case you didn't know I also manage it. Enjoy this single here. Sorry no iconography from this period or too weak quality to be posted. It is paradoxical since the only time I saw the band live was during their tour with the Who this same year (and Rough Mix was with me, we were kids but as passionate of music as we are today, if someone had told me that 38 years later, I would write about them on a virtual paper that anyone in the world could read, and able to propose the songs free for listening, I would have surely not believed it).