May 10, 2011

The Move - Bigger influence in Europe than the U.S. but not without their moments.

Technical difficulties delayed getting this post out until this morning - but, better late than never - G.S.

The Move were by far more of a force in the UK than they were here in the States. They certainly had more than their fair share of great singles and they did get considerable support from their U.S. label (A&M). But for whatever reason, the audience in the U.S. didn't take them to heart the way they did on their home turf. Our loss at the time, which was more than made up for when The Move eventually morphed into ELO. But that's a whole other story.

Here are four tracks from a series of sessions they did for various programs at The BBC during the 1967-1968 period. Two of the tracks may sound familiar (Flowers In The Rain - Blackberry Way) as these are live versions of songs released as singles.

Here's the rundown:

1. Flowers In The Rain
2. Useless Information
3. Blackberry Way
4. It'll Be Me

A great band who are fortunately being discovered by whole new waves of fans who missed them the first time around, and reacquainted with the ones who "seem to remember hearing something" but didn't realize who they were the first time around.

Who says Rock n' Roll isn't forever?
Newstalgia may not be . . . . .

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