The Carrie Nations

September 21, 2006 at 12:55 am (Albums, Classics, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Summer Banger!!!)

carrienations.jpgI can’t remember how old I was when I first saw Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls, I must have been maybe 16 and listening to a lot of Jimi Hendrix and Grace Slick. The film isn’t your usual Russ Meyer tits and violence flick – well it sort of is but there’s a band in it called The Carrie Nations who are amazing – they didn’t actually exist but the songs they play in the film are so good, very California 60’s business. Also Strawberry Alarm Clock play in the film.

The Carrie Nations – Sweet Talkin’ Candy Man

Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense and Peppermints

You can watch some more songs on youtube.

The Carrie Nations – Gentle People (youtube)

The Carrie Nations – Find It (youtube)

The Carrie Nations – In The Long Run (youtube)

The songs were actually sung by Lynn Carey who I have never heard but I love her voice. Buy the soundtrack to the film here and some Strawberry Alarm Clock here. If you’re that way inclined you can check the bassist Cynthia Myers in the naked back in the 60’s here


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