Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

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Tag: Flexi disc

"Bike Beat"
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Joe Meek’s Bike Anthem of ’64

Hey, just in time for summer:  here’s a catchy bicycle-themed dance step “Bike Beat” from 1964 that was actually a work-for-hire product by Joe (“Telstar“) Meek for Raleigh Bicycles and was only released on flexi-disc! Providing the backing track are Joe Meek’s house band, The Outlaws, disguised as “The Rally

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"Hold It Baby"
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“Hold It Baby”: Swedish Soul

Sweden’s Slam Creepers, judging solely by their name, sounds like a band of relatively recent vintage (e.g., 1980s hardcore?), and yet, their first single from 1966 is among the earliest releases for Sweden’s Bill Records. The following year, Slam Creepers’ “After Leaving You” would be included on a seven-inch flexi-disc —

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"Mr. Sun Mr. Moon"
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Q: Who’s the Swingin’est Dolly?

Answer:  Swingy. I picked up a flexi-disc at the local thrift store, just like the ones kids used to cut out of the back of cereal boxes back when “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies was burning up the charts (click here for a discography of “cereal box records” by those

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