Friday, June 01, 2018

The Sixpentz - Summer Girl (The Complete Recordings )




The Sixpentz Summer Girl: The Complete Recordings
Released 23/02/09. In the mid to late 1960 s, Houston, Texas was home to a fertile and under appreciated rock scene. This collective included such disparate artists such as The Red Crayola, Bubble Puppy, The Clique, Fever Tree, and The Sixpentz (originally known as The Six Pents).

2009 collection from the late '60s band, part of Houston, Texas' fertile rock scene. Renowned for their lush harmony vocals and complex arrangements, The Sixpentz' talents, sizable following, and diverse repertoire afforded them the opportunity to perform with some of the biggest acts of the '60s including The Lovin' Spoonful, The Animals and Herman's Hermits. Their electrifying live shows, along with their regional hit 'Summer Girl' paved the way for the sextet's future glory via their 1969 national hit single 'The Grooviest Girl In The World,' released under their later moniker, The Fun And Games. Summer Girl: The Complete Recordings collects all of the Sixpentz and Six Pents' single releases, along with recordings they later cut as The Fun And Games.




Their almost-breakthrough record was Summer Girl, which gave more than a nod to Ronny & The Daytonas’ Sandy hit and is a most satisfying summer vocal harmony song in its own right. Its influence was later replicated on Holding Me Back. Another stage in their name-changes was as The Fun & Games Commission, from whom comes Today- Tomorrow, with about enough “Aaaah”s and “Ba-ba-ba”s to satisfy any 60s soft rock fan.
This 18-track collection ends with two bonus cuts, as recorded by The Sixpentz’s final name incarnation, one of which is Zekely’s satisfying production of their version of Harry Nilsson’s One. It’s all very listenable fare, but not quite top division, or even on a par with their influences.

The Sixpentz Summer Girl: The Complete Recordings
Released 23/02/09. In the mid to late 1960 s, Houston, Texas was home to a fertile and under appreciated rock scene. This collective included such disparate artists such as The Red Crayola, Bubble Puppy, The Clique, Fever Tree, and The Sixpentz (originally known as The Six Pents).


Renowned for their lush harmony vocals and complex arrangements, The Sixpentz talents, sizable following, and diverse repertoire afforded them the opportunity to perform with some of the biggest acts of the sixties including The Lovin Spoonful, The Animals and Herman’s Hermits. Their electrifying live shows, along with their regional hit Summer Girl paved the way for the sextet s future glory via their 1969 national hit single The Grooviest Girl In The World, released under their later moniker, The Fun And Games. Summer Girl: The Complete Recordings collects all of the Sixpentz and Six Pents single releases, along with recordings they later cut as The Fun And Games and The Fun And Games Commission (yet another name they recorded under).

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