Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Song of the day: Bob Lind - "Elusive Butterfly"
I recently posted the first record I ever bought and the second one my brother bought, and a couple of people responded by letting me know what their first singles were. One of those people is Fitzall (Hi, OneSize!) who said that the first record he bought was "Elusive Butterfly" by Bob Lind. I'd never heard that song before and was intrigued. I found it, had a listen, and enjoyed it enormously.
Bob Lind - "Elusive Butterfly" (1966)
When I heard "Elusive Butterfly, it reminded me a lot of Glen Campbell – or to be more precise, one Glen Campbell song in particular:
Glen Campbell - "Gentle On My Mind" (1967)
And then I noticed the lyrics. At 1:04 Bob sings the phrase "...with nets of wonder...", and that caused me to chuckle inwardly (just a little). Nets of wonder?
Later on (at 1:20), Bob sings the phrase "...the canyons of your mind...". That made me ask myself, "Now where have I heard that line before?" And then I remembered:
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - "Canyons Of Your Mind" (1968)
Thanks, Fitzall, for buying that particular song when you were a youngster. It is my firm belief that had you not bought "Elusive Butterfly" all those years ago, you wouldn't have mentioned it on this blog, and I would almost certainly have never heard it. I'm glad I heard it.