Music Box 15th October 2022

Our UK pop-psyche gem from 1969 comes from Cape Kennedy Construction Company, of whom I know nowt except they released one sole record, single The First Step On The Moon  (President 7” 1969). This is the strangely haunting B-side Armageddon.
Now for something modern. Here’s Sally Dige  (pronounced “Dee-Ah”), real name Sally Dige Jørgensen, a Canadian independent solo artist based in Berlin, Germany, who writes, records, produces and arranges her own music. In addition to creating and managing all aspects of her visual work she has released two albums, a handful of singles, and has featured in numerous collaborations.  This is I Will Be the Sun for You (self-released digital single 2022) buy here.
Next up, OMD with that all-time classic, single Souvenir (Dindisc 7”/10” 1982). The song's promo video was filmed by their sleeve designer Peter Saville in the grounds of Stowe House (the home of Stowe School, in Buckinghamshire, England) and Blenheim Palace Park, in Oxfordshire. It was an early MTV favourite and is among OMD's more well-known videos. Andy McCluskey is seen driving around in a classic red, convertible Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, which was Peter Saville’s own car. Who knew VW would make such a stylish car (I thought it must be an Alfa Romeo at first)!
The Shadows Of Knight were a rock group from Chicago, USA, in the late 1960s. This is their single Shake (Team/Buddah Records 7” 1968). Highly infectious!
We conclude with The Rolling Stones classic double A-side single Let's Spend The Night Together c/w Ruby Tuesday (Decca 7” 1967). Released in January 1967 to presage their fifth U.K. LP Between the Buttons (Decca 1967). Ruby is The Stones’ baroque pop period at its best and is clearly proto-psychedelic. A month later The Beatles would revolutionise the 7 inch pop single with Strawberry Fields Forever c/w Penny Lane. Until next week ...