Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Classic Art Has Had It's Day

There are few things more frustrating than actually having tons of stuff to potentially write about, the desire to write about them but absolutely none of the mental energy required to actually write anything worth reading.

For now, I will pose a question that has surely been posed many, many times. How were The Action not a more well known band? Not that I'm really the best person to pose this question as I've only heard this band for the first time today thanks to a very fortunate gamble during a recent record store trip. Though it is the kind of music that likely inspires the immediate thought, "This is something that didn't quite catch on?" I had the same reaction the first time that I heard The Creation. I'm actually still surprised that more people never really got into the Creation, but this is a tangent that I don't have time for tonight.

Here is the Action song that I'm currently marveling over. If they managed to somehow escape your radar until now, I think it's well worth checking out. If they've been on your radar for awhile, well it's still worth a listen don't you think?

~squaregirl marion

3 comments:

Carlos C. said...

Have you heard Nuggets II? That's where I first heard these guys, among The Creation, The Small Faces, and many, many more astonishing bands.

Anonymous said...

nice write-up on Web In Front, ladies!! your aural musings never cease to shine a spotlight on the fact that my overall education of good tunes is severely lacking!! cheers!!!

squaregirls said...

Still haven't gotten into the Nuggets series, it's been at the top of my list for longer than I can remember. I picked up a 7" from the Action because it was released by the same label that released some stuff from the Creation. I got into the Creation (shockingly) because of that little label that took it's name from the band...

Still kind of floored by the fact that the Action weren't bigger even after being discovered by George Martin! Both of those bands should have probably at least as recognizable as the Who, I would think. Go figure...

And thanks anonymous! That podcast was alot of fun to make! Crazy to see that people like what we're doing. We're just having fun playing, and talking about pop songs you know? :)