Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
On their second album, The Turtles stuck to the same brand of sunny, commercial folk-rock as their debut. It's pleasant fare, but hardly in the same league as The Byrds, Lovin' Spoonful, or The Mamas & The Papas, and th... more »
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On their second album, The Turtles stuck to the same brand of sunny, commercial folk-rock as their debut. It's pleasant fare, but hardly in the same league as The Byrds, Lovin' Spoonful, or The Mamas & The Papas, and the group's original material is spotty and sometimes awkward. The best cuts are the ones penned by the Barri/Sloan songwriting team, including the hits 'You Baby' and 'Can I Get to Know You Better.' 14 tracks.
Not As Fluffy As You Think
andy7 | Los Angeles, CA United States | 08/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It takes a lot of imagination and wile to create a fusion of cool surf music with the still popular sounds of protest music. These guys were pretty damn smart the way they combined the two sounds together. This record still sounds so fresh compared to a lot of records out there.
They had a lightweight image, but there's some dark and cutting ideas out there. "House of Pain" is about a born loser who gets high any which way he can. "Down In Suburbia" and "Pall Bearing Ball Bearing" are scathing in their critique of a world with too many stereotypes and cookie cutter rules.
The romantic tunes like "Just A Room" and "Almost There" sound so surfy, like the Ventures with great vocals. These guys were always contenders."
Nobody but you
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 04/20/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was The Turtles second album. It was sort of a mixed bag. It features a mixture of the folk rock type songs of their first album, and the more pop sound of their then recent hit, "You Baby". There are some good songs here, but there are also some mediocre songs. To be frank, most of the songs that the group wrote themselves aren't good. They fare better on the songs from outside songwriters. The CD version adds two bonus tracks, the non-hit (but great) singles "Outside Chance" and "Can I Get To Know You Better". I should mention that the album was recorded in binaural (two-track) stereo. That means that the vocals are in one speaker and the instruments are in the other speaker. If you have heard the stereo versions of The Beatles earliest albums, you know what I mean."
A 1966 Gem!
BeatleBangs1964 | United States | 06/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Turtles hit the bull's eye with this second album in 1966. It is a delightful blend of folk and rock and roll and an expansion of these styles from their first album. The fun, danceable 1966 hit "You Baby" was an early signature song and remains a stellar gem to this day.
"Let Me Be" is without a doubt a very cutting edge, excellent, high powered song. The lyrics and the melody stand on their own merit and will remain an integral part of rock history. It is also the perfect autism/Asperger's Anthem. A better song could not be found for this singular distinction. (In September of 1965, the Turtles performed this gem on "Shindig." It was released a few months later in early 1966).
If you enjoyed this, you'll also want to listen to the Young Rascals and the Lovin' Spoonful. This kind of excellent 1960s rock is here to stay!"