I Can Hear the Grass Grow

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"I Can Hear the Grass Grow"
Single by The Move
B-side"Wave the Flag & Stop the Train"
Released31 March 1967
Format7" single
Recorded1967
GenrePsychedelic pop
Length3:05
LabelUK & US Deram
Songwriter(s)Roy Wood
Producer(s)Denny Cordell
The Move singles chronology
"Night of Fear"
(1966)
"I Can Hear the Grass Grow"
(1967)
"Flowers in the Rain"
(1967)

"I Can Hear the Grass Grow " is the second single by The Move. It was recorded in 1967, and released in March of that year on Deram Records. It is a psychedelic pop song referring to the synesthetic effects of hallucinogenics.[1] It reached number five on the UK Singles Chart.[2][3]

In 1968, Blues Magoos recorded the song for their album, Basic Blues Magoos.[4] The song was covered in 1996 by the British rock band Status Quo, but this rock version of the song was not released as a single. However, it appeared on their album, Don't Stop.[5] In 2005, The Fall also covered the track on their album, Fall Heads Roll.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I Can Hear the Grass Grow - The Move | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  2. ^ "i+can+hear+the+grass+grow | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 381. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ "Basic Blues Magoos - Blues Magoos | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Don't Stop - Status Quo | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Fall Heads Roll - The Fall | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Cover versions of I Can Hear the Grass Grow by The Move". Secondhandsongs.com. Retrieved 28 August 2019.