Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Category: Mike Curb

"Chained to Your Heart"

“Chained to Your Heart”: Cycle Soothes the Savage Beast

The soundtrack album to 1969’s notorious biker film, Cycle Savages (starring Bruce Dern) remained out-of-print until reissued on CD in 2012.  This album contains rare cuts by cult psych bands Orphan Egg and The Boston Tea Party – with the latter contributing standout track, “Chained to Your Heart,” a blue-eyed

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"Last Wave of the Day"

“Last Wave of the Day”: Lights Out for Surf?

Along with “Hit the Surf” by The Sea Shells (previously celebrated here), “Last Wave of the Day” by The Riptides – from the Mondo Hollywood soundtrack album – is another late surf-era track from 1967 that begs the question:  who recorded the last original era surf tune and when? Important

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