Like to Get to Know You (album)

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Like to Get to Know You
Like to get to know you.jpg
Studio album by Spanky and Our Gang
Released April 1968[1]
Genre Folk rock, jazz pop, psychedelic rock, garage rock, sunshine pop[1]
Length 32:34[1]
Label Mercury
Producer Bob Dorough, Stuart Scharf[1]
Spanky and Our Gang chronology
Spanky & Our Gang
(1967)Spanky & Our Gang1967
Like to Get to Know You
(1968)
Anything You Choose b/w Without Rhythm or Reason
(1969)Anything You Choose b/w Without Rhythm or Reason1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Like to Get to Know You is the second studio album by Spanky and Our Gang, released in 1968. It is the first of their albums to exhibit their signature sound,[1] partially owing to it being produced by two different people than their debut album.[1]

Track listing[1][edit]

  1. "The Swingin' Gate" (John Ferrell, Geoffrey Meyers) lead vocals: Malcolm Hale, John Seiter, Spanky McFarlane – 2:14
  2. "Prescription for the Blues" (Little Brother Montgomery, Bruce Saunders) lead vocals: Spanky McFarlane – 3:07
  3. "Three Ways from Tomorrow" (Lefty Baker) lead vocals: Lefty Baker– 3:25
  4. "My Bill" (Bob Dorough, Daniel Greenburg, Monte Ghertler) – 2:27
  5. "Sunday Mornin'" (Margo Guryan) lead vocals: Spanky McFarlane – 3:54
  6. "Echoes (Everybody's Talkin')" (Fred Neil) lead vocals: Malcolm Hale – 3:10
  7. "Suzanne" (Leonard Cohen) – 3:47
  8. "Stuperflabbergasted" (Bruce Summers, Carlos Bernal) lead vocals: Lefty Baker– 1:10
  9. "Like to Get to Know You" (Stuart Scharf) lead vocals: Lefty Baker, Malcolm Hale, Kenny Hodges, Spanky McFarlane – 2:15
  10. "Chick-a-Ding-Ding" (Stuart Scharf) lead vocals: Nigel Pickering, Spanky McFarlane – 2:23
  11. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) lead vocals: Spanky McFarlane, Nigel Pickering – 3:32
  12. "Coda (Like to Get to Know You)" (Stuart Scharf) lead vocals: Lefty Baker, Malcolm Hale – 0:59

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone (positive) [3]

Allmusic rated the song positively, giving it four stars out of five. They said, "(Like to Get to Know You) was harder-rocking, bluesier, and more inventive in its folk stylings than anything on their debut album. The mix of sounds was actually quite startling in its own time and is engaging even 30 some years later".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Like to Get to Know You". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000464302
  3. ^ Miller, Jim (20 July 1968). "Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone. 

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