Here are a couple of versions of the same song, and since I like both of them, I thought I’d pass them along. The song is “The Smell of Incense”, and first up is the original version from 1967, by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band (which was formed by a lawyer/oil heir who wanted to be a rock star and bought himself a bunch of talented kids to play alongside him).

A little rawer and punkier (due in significant part to the lower recording budget, no doubt) is the shorter cover version by Southwest F.O.B., a Texas band featuring Dan Seals and John Colley, later known as soft-rock stars England Dan and John Ford Coley. (And yes, Dan was the brother of Jim Seals, of soft-rock stars Seals and Crofts.)

As I said, I like both versions, and the Spawn likes the original, to which we listened on the way home from school today. Hope you enjoy at least one of them as well.

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Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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