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Daytrippers, Vol. 3

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The third volume in Dressed to Kill's Daytrippers series is not unlike its predecessors. Once again, there is an odd collection consisting mostly of rock music performed mostly by British musicians. Folk, blues, pop, and psychedelia are mixed in haphazardly on a compilation that follows Donovan with Captain Beefheart, and Earl Vince & the Valiants' violent "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight" with Chris Farlowe's flower-power Rolling Stones cover, "Out of Time." And after the bubblegum group the Lemon Pipers has been succeeded by the British teenage heartthrobs Amen Corner and the Flower Pot Men's "Let's Go to San Francisco," then by Jimi Hendrix and John Lee Hooker, the disc ends with a 13-minute interview with John Lennon conducted by a Los Angeles interviewer in 1965. In other words, this is a '60s pop miscellany. There are some minor hits, some interesting rarities, and some outright curiosities. It doesn't make much sense, but then some people have said the same thing about the '60s.

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