29 Comments (since 28 Aug 2014)
I knew this guy vaguely from The Tavern that was the centre of our little scene and we were on nodding terms. One evening there, as we got chatting for the first time, we discovered that we had a lot in common and had ourselves a convivial time so at closing time we exchanged addresses and said to each other "just drop by - be pleased to see you". A few weeks later of not seeing him in the pub I decided to pay him a visit so, bottle of wine in hand, I decided to visit. No mobile phones then.
Up the steps of a dingy tenement I went and knocked on the door. It swung open - someone had kicked the door in - splintered wood and broken lock. I shouted his name and it rang around the empty flat so I entered. He had left, maybe in a hurry as there were a number of useful items left lying around. Table-lamp, mattress still on the bed, a few posters on the walls, kettle and, lying on the carpet in a corner was an LP record. Its sleeve was lying on the extremely manky table - Forever Changes.
No inner sleeve tut tut. I looked at the record - a bit scratched and in one place it looked like the lighted end of a joint had fallen onto it. I thought - oh well - put record in sleeve and walked out. I never did see him again and, 43 years later, now cannot recall his name. Many people of my age group did that sort of thing back then - walked out of dead-end lives - maybe to London - leaving debts, a pregnant girlfriend, parents out of "She's Leaving Home".
I adore this album. Certainly in my top 10! Great story too :)
Sincerely love this track, and album!
One of my all-time favourite songs. Absolute gem.
Simply one of the best pop songs EVER made...and the rest of "Forever changes" wasn't far behind in terms of quality, either. Engrossing anecdote!
haha, love the jam and story
Fascinating story! What a mystery. Great jam, too. :)
oh yeah...great one!
for sure,one of the best albums ever.excellent choice.love the stories
Lovely story and a lovely song. Still sounds fresh. 1967, nearly 12 years old and starting to discover music. (didn't know about this one till much later...) :)
Always the sound of summer beginning for me..
oh yeah...definitely an all-timer!
@dutchbeeblebrox I only discovered the music of 1967 from 1969 onwards when I was 15-16.
Great story and an all-time great album!!
What @mikelowe said! Excellent choice - Thanks :)
Love it, love it, love it!!!
One of my top three or four all-time favourites.
I only discovered this album a couple of years ago, quite amazing.
This was Baby Pez's nappy-changing music ... it just happened to be on one day while I was changing him and he got so animated and smiley when the drums came in that we stuck with it, so to speak.
I liked the story : ) and I hadn't heard the song for years . . . thanks for the reminder : )
Like @lindatee ive not heard this in ages, great jam