This slightly irreverent John Lees composition pays homage to the Sixties, a time of free love and free drugs - for some at least. Al Stewart was right in the thick of things, and a decade and a half later wrote his own tribute to the era of psychedelia and youth revolution, "Gina In The Kings Road
". Though Al would undoubtedly appreciate this electric complement to his acoustic ode to a Julie Christie lookalike, Lees' humour will be lost on those who were not there or at least au fait
with the Zeitgeist
of Swinging London or Haight-Asbury during the Summer Of Love.
That being said, this is a likeable, name-dropping romp, and good music, as ever, is timeless, and both the lead guitar and the snazzy video the band made for the song are spot on.
Alexander Baron - London, England