Song of the day: Flying Circus – "She Don’t Care About Time"

November 12, 2010

Here’s Flying Circus with a moderately pointless remake of The Byrds‘ “She Don’t Care About Time”:

Flying Circus – “She Don’t Care About Time” (1969)


Here’s the original for comparison:

The Byrds – “She Don’t Care About Time” (1965)


As far as I can tell, there’s not much difference between the two – which leads me to the question: Why remake it? It’s a lovely song and all, but… why?

By the way, here’s the bit of Bach that was purloined stolen thieved nicked pinched for the song’s guitar solo:

Johann Sebastian Bach – “Jesus bleibet meine Freude [“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”] (from Cantata No. 147 “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben” [“Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life”], BWV147)
(performed by the Taverner Choir, Taverner Players, and Taverner Consort, conducted by Andrew Parrott)


And here’s an early version of the song you may not want to hear any more versions of:

The Byrds – “She Don’t Care About Time” (version 1) (1965)


Song of the day: Flying Circus – "La La"

May 29, 2010

Australian band Flying Circus‘s first three singles were excellent pieces of bubblegum – sweet and chewy – until the band decided they wanted to be taken seriously by renaming themselves The Flying Circus and morphing into an earnest country-rock outfit that attempted to make worthy political and universal statements. (Why, Flying Circus? Why?)

I’ve already played you their first single (the splendid “Hayride”), so here’s their second:

Flying Circus – “La La” (1969)


And here’s their third:

Flying Circus – “Run, Run, Run” (1969)


And so concludes Flying Circus’s contribution to the world of bubblegum.

If you really want to hear what Flying Circus – sorry, The Flying Circus – ended up sounding like after abandoning bubblegum (take it from me: you don’t), just let me know (really: don’t) and I’ll play you some watered-down country-rock.

Incidentally, Milesago has a comprehensive history of the band if you want to know more about them.

Song of the day: The Flying Circus – "Hayride"

October 18, 2009

Here’s one of Australia’s prime contributions to bubblegum – The Flying Circus and “Hayride” (1969):


Just try getting that out of your head for the rest of the day.