jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2009

The Creatures - String Along


The Creatures - String Along (Neil Levenson / Artie Kornfeld) CBS 202350 - 1966

Este otoño me estoy poniendo un poco blando. He tropezado con un par de canciones, más o menos de la misma época, que, sin parecerse exactamente, me transmiten la misma sensación, el mismo sentimiento. Dos encatadoras baladas beat, tiernas y fuertes a un tiempo.

La primera, "String Along", aparecía en la cara B del segundo single de The Creatures, grupo irlandés con una curiosa historia. Formados en Dublín en 1965, fueron "descubiertos" tocando en el legendario club de París, The Locomotive, por el productor del sello americano Columbia, Neil Levenson, quien los fichó al instante y se los llevó a New York a grabar unas cuantas canciones. Cuatro singles fueron el resultado de aquellas sesiones, y los tres primeros serían publicados también en Irlanda y en el Reino Unido. A pesar de que The Creatures fueron uno de los más importantes grupos beat de Irlanda, pocos resultados obtuvieron fuera de la isla y, a finales de 1967, pasaban a formar parte de la historia liquida del pop local. Posteriormente el bajista, Frank Boylan, pasó a formar parte del legendario grupo de folk progresivo Mellow Candle.

"String Along", compuesta por el productor Neil Levenson y por el reputado músico y autor Artie Kornfeld, tiene una calidez y una candidez discretamente enternecedoras y muy raramente localizadas en décadas recientes.

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This autumn I'm getting a little mellow. I've just stumbled with a couple of songs, of more or less same vintage, which, without being too similar, are transmitting me the very same sensation, the same feeling. Two charming beat ballads, tender and strong at the same time.

The first one, "String Along", appeared on the B side of The Creatures second single. They were a band with a curious story. Formed in Dublin in 1965, they were "discovered", playing in the legendary club in Paris, The Locomotive, by american Columbia label producer Neil Levenson who immediately signed the band and took them to New York to record a bunch of songs. Four singles were the result of those sessions and the first three of them were also released in Ireland and the U.K. In spite of The Creatures being one of the most important 60s irish beat groups, they couldn't achieve any big results outside the island and, in late 1967, they already were part of the liquid story of the local pop. Later, bass player Frank Boylan, was part of legendary progresive folk band Mellow Candle.

"String Along", written by producer Neil Levenson and famous musician and songsmith Artie Kornfelf, has a discreetly charming warmth and naivety, quite rarely spotted in recent decades.




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1 comentario:

wilthomer dijo...

If you watch carefully some long haired members of this band are interviewed on the street outside a Rolling Stone's concert in their film "Charlie Is my Darling".