The Vault: The Shockingly Relevant Sound Of Shocking Blue

Nov 20th, 2006 // 4 Comments

They may look like extras from the 1971-1972 season of General Hospital, but Dutch rock outfit Shocking Blue were one of the most reliable pop-psych singles acts of the Nixon era. And even though they’ll forever be best known for “Venus”–later used to propel Bananarama to a brief bananarelevance–their greatest-hits compilations are heavy on big-vocal, big-hook gems. Two of our favorites below. including the shooby-doowah anthem “Inkpot” and the Neko Case-beloved “Send Me A Postcard.”

Shocking Blue – Inkpot [MP3, link expired]
Shocking Blue – Send Me A Postcard [MP3, link expired]

  1. h. ross piroshky


  2. Princess Sparkle Pony

    Shocking Blue are awesome! Nirvana covered their song “Love Buzz”, which Sonic Youth also name-checked in an early interview. It’s great to see them getting a shout-out here.

  3. jody

    i love you maura

  4. kid icarus

    Neko Case-beloved? How about Dr. Frank? The Mr. T Experience covered Send Me a Postcard back on Making Things with Light!

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