Listen/Download – Buffoons – Sunday Will Never Be The Same
I have returned from the southern(er) regions of the mid-Atlantic, having DJ’d, purchased many records (little and big) driven hundreds of miles in less than 48 hours, eaten good food, eaten shitty food, met some cool people and then returned to my lair where I promptly collapsed.
The tune I bring you today is something I picked up this summer in the wilds of Pennsylvania. Once you take a look at the label I think you’ll agree that once spotted, there was no way it wasn’t going home with me.
I mean, honestly…look at the label, the name of the band, the song that was a hit for a much more familiar group…all of that combined to make it Iron Leg-bait of the first order, so naturally, it went right into the keeper pile and home it came.
When I did finally return home, and found my way onto the intertubes I discovered that the Buffoons were actually Dutch, and released a number of 45s and LPs between 1967 and 1975.
They were apparently quite popular in their home country, something that cannot be said of their records here in the US.
I haven’t heard anything other than this 45, but I really dig their sunshine pop reworking of Spanky and Our Gang’s ‘Sunday Will Never Be the Same’, wherein they mess with the harmonies a little bit, adding an interesting edge missing from the pure pop of the original (one of many records I happen to love by Spanky et al).
Bright Orange (which was originally called ‘Power’, and released at least one 45 by Pacific Gas and Electric) was a subsidiary of Kent/Modern. I’m not sure if it was the same label that reissued a bunch of trad jazz, but the catalog numbers seem to intersect, so who knows.
I hope you dig the tune, and I’ll be back later in the week with something cool.