Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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Category: Backwards B-sides

Lloyd Green: “Mr. Nashville Sound”

When we last checked in with Nashville All-Star and pedal steel guitarist extraordinaire, Lloyd Green, he had signed with Aubrey Mayhew & Johnny Paycheck’s label, Little Darlin’.  However, Green would be ready to switch labels just two years later to go with another indie, Chart. 1968’s Mr. Nashville Sound would

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“My Mary”: The Mother of Backwards B-Sides

Music, when played backwards, almost invariably takes on a sinister overtone, its overall sound, more often than not, provoking within the listener feelings of unrest and disquiet. “My Mary” by obscure Cincinnati rock band, Jade, is certainly no exception.  This track from the 1970 album, Faces of Jade, would serve

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“Junk Maker Shoppe”: Hard-Edged Sunshine Pop

One of the lesser-known practitioners of West Coast sunshine pop is Yellow Balloon, a group formed after-the-fact as a performing and touring vehicle for songwriter/producer, Gary Zekley, who released his own version (#25) of debut single, “Yellow Balloon,” in direct competition with Jan & Dean, whose version (#111) he felt

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