documenting the optical sounds of '60s pop, Acid Punk & Psychedelia

Gordon Waller – Rosecrans Boulevard (Columbia)

 “Rosecrans Blvd” / ”Red, Cream And Velvet” (Columbia DB 8337) January 1968

This is a lovely Jim Webb song that Fifth Dimension did on their LP and Johnny Rivers did so well and that was one of my favourite songs last year. A plaintive doomy little song about a man who keeps returning to the scene of an old love affair, this is Gordon’s first solo effort and his voice sounds very good indeed. I am a little worried about the arrangement, which sounds uncomfortable and speeds up worryingly in parts, it tries to be a bit too clever, I fear. 

I fear I’m too familiar with the song to really be able to judge his chances commercially. I just wish the splendid Mr Waller good luck.

(Penny Valentine review – Disc & Music Echo, January 1968)

UK Chart Position: None

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