Saturday, March 14, 2009

Wildflower

Skylarks 1972 hit Wildflower is one of those songs that I loved when I was a 16-year old discovering pop music in 1973, and still do. I was delighted to find this tender love song on a compilation CD a few years ago, and re-listening confirmed just how good it is. This single by a little-known Canadian band caused some controversy in America in its days when it hit the US top ten: was this a white group trying to do a black song or a black group trying to do a white song? It turned out to be the latter. The video matches the 45rpm version, in which about a minute's worth of music has unfortunately been cut.
Art Rock score: 10/10 (brilliant masterpiece, one of 200 best songs of all time)

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