Sunday, January 10, 2010

24 Sycamore - 8 Kesäkuuta

Topmost (see earlier entry) recorded only 6 singles. One of those and one of their biggest hits was the cover of Procol Harum's "A Whiter Side Of Pale" released in 1967. On the B-side of that single was an often forgotten Topmost song "8. kesäkuuta" (8th of June), which was their version of Gene Pitney's hit "24 Sycamore". In the late 60's and in the 70's Gene was more popular in Europe (especially in UK) than in USA, and perhaps that's why this song was written for him by British songwriter duo Less Reed and Barry Mason. The lyrics are a bit ambiguous, and you might wonder if the "girl, the one that I just left behind at 24 Sycamore" was dead or alive ...

Here's the pair:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a nice song, new to me.
Reed/Mason knew how to write
those 'big songs'.
And yes she could be dead,
but breaking up can sometimes
be as hard as facing someone's