I remember having a good laugh the first time I listened to Stu Phillips’ ever-so-sleepy arrangement of the Kinks’ classic, “Tired of Waiting for You”:
The original Kinks hit was recorded in late 1964 and released January 1965 in the UK (one month later in the US). Stu Phillips, interestingly, arranged and recorded his version just three months later on May 21st. I am struck by the dichotomy between the swiftness of his response and the torpor of his results:
This “torp pop” approach will be re-examined in Zero to 180’s next piece on The Sandpipers.
Could this sort of “languid pop” have set the stage for future indie subgenre, “slowcore“?