Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dino, Desi & Billy - Our Time's Coming (1966)


Dino, Desi & Billy's second album

Dino, Desi & Billy's second album, 1966's Our Time's Coming, could have been titled "Our Time's Passed" since the trio had already reached their commercial peak. In fact the album contains no singles that even charted and almost all the songs are by-the-numbers covers of songs like "Get Off My Cloud," "Hang On Sloopy," "Yesterday" and "Fun, Fun, Fun." Songs that were pretty much perfect in their original incarnations; the group did nothing to improve them. They are certainly pleasant enough but that isn't that much of a selling point. The only original tracks on offer are the goofy throwaway "She's So Far Out, She's In," the instrumental "Desi's Drums" (which goes to show why Hal Blaine played on the rest of the record) and an interesting folk-rock tune "Everything I Do Is for You." That's not much to hang your hat on, and the record marks a precipitous drop in quality from the already somewhat low level of its predecessor. In fact a group without the connections that these guys had probably would have found themselves off their label and back playing record hops in their hometown.

01 - Get Off My Cloud

02 - Act Naturally

03 - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

04 - Fun, Fun, Fun

05 - Yesterday

06 - Turn, Turn, Turn

07 - Hang On Sloopy

08 - Let Me Be

09 - She's So Far Out She's In

10 - Sheila

11 - Everything I Do Is For You

12 - Desi's Drums
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