Spanky and Our Gang (album)

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Spanky and Our Gang
Studio album by Spanky and Our Gang
Released August 1, 1967
Genre Folk rock
Sunshine pop
Length 35:01
Label Mercury
Producer Jerry Ross
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Spanky and Our Gang is the debut album by Spanky and Our Gang, released on August 1, 1967. The album was released by Mercury Records and included three songs that were released as singles. These were Sunday Will Never Be the Same, their biggest hit, which reached number Number 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1967, Making Every Minute Count, which reached Number 31, and Lazy Day, reaching Number 14.[1]

Sunday Will Never Be The Same and Lazy Day both sold over one million copies. Sunday Will Never Be the Same was written by Terry Cashman and Gene Pistilli. In an interview, Cashman said that the song was originally written as a ballad, but the group changed it and added the vocal - 'Ba-da-da-da-da' - which turned out to be a "great hook" for the song.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lazy Day" (George Fischoff, Tony Powers) – 3:10
  2. "(It Ain't Necessarily) Bird Avenue" (Mike Smith) – 2:36
  3. "Ya Got Trouble (In River City)" (Meredith Willson) – 4:38
  4. "Sunday Will Never Be the Same" (Terry Cashman, Gene Pistilli) – 2:58
  5. "Commercial" (Mike Smith) – 1:31
  6. "If You Could Only Be Me" (Roger Atkins, Carol D'Errico) – 2:05
  7. "Making Every Minute Count" (John Morier) – 2:35
  8. "5 Definitions of Love" (Bob Dorough, Dan Greenburg, Monte Ghertler) – 2:21
  9. "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" (Jay Gorney, Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg) – 5:02
  10. "Distance" (Raymond Gilmore, Joe Renzetti) – 2:38
  11. "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (John Denver) – 3:40
  12. "Come and Open Your Eyes (Take a Look)" (Jo Mapes) – 2:18

Band members[edit]

  • Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane – Lead vocals
  • Nigel Pickering – Rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Paul "Oz" Bach – Bass guitar, vocals (1966–67)
  • Malcolm Hale – Lead guitar, trombone, vocals
  • John "The Chief" Seiter – Drums, vocals (1967–69)
  • Kenny Hodges – Bass, vocals (1968–69)
  • Lefty Baker – Lead guitar, banjo, vocals (1968–69)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Spanky And Our Gang: "I'd Like To Get To Know You"". Retro Kimmer. September 13, 2012. 

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Spanky and Our Gang photos, covers, record sleeves and posters