06/03/2021: “Love Buzz” by Shocking Blue

If this was any more psychedelic it would be banned. It’s certainly a Class A rock tune, regardless!

The trilling bassline ensures a mystical feeling from the start. The vocals seem to draw from the Middle East too with the drawn out intonation. Shocking Blue were actually a Dutch outfit, but this could easily be a San Francisco classic!

Midway through the band let out the sitar, before the track settles into a steady groove again.

The song was released in 1969 on At Home, but gained a new lease of life when Nirvana covered it in 1988 – the band’s first single!

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