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

The Move – I Can Hear The Grass Grow (Deram)

“I Can Hear The Grass Grow” / “Wave The Flag And Stop The Train” (Deram DM 117) March 1967

Affectually The Move‘s first record “Night Of Fear” was a bit of a “down” song but it still got to the number three spot. Now the five happy Brum boys come crashing through their bad night and wake up to find they can hear the grass grow.

It’s another fine, original, Roy Wood composition which scythes like an iron grasshopper leaping through the fields.

The lyrics are too much, the backing has that characteristic Move power-punch, and it’s going to surprise a lot of people who didn’t dig “Night Of Fear.”

The Move are going to happen and this record could be their first number one. (Melody Maker, 01/04/67)

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