Monday, 27 August 2012
Mono Monday: San Francisco by Scott McKenzie (CBS, 1967)
I resisted the temptation to post anything on Retrospace about McKenzie straight away as I knew very little about the American singer except his marvellous 1967 single which I recall first hearing as a toddler from my parents record collection.
The 45 RPM single itself was distinctive in appearance, an orange CBS label with a flower drawn around the hole in the centre of the record.
When you placed the needle on the record itself the sound was pure magic. Bells matched with McKenzie's soft and gentle vocals describing a rose tinted view of the summer of love with a powerful chorus: "...All across the nation...such a strange vibration ... people in motion...".
I may never get to McKenzie's San Francisco but he certainly brought it home to me, indeed the world... thank you Scott!