Movin' Morfomen


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A dozen songs by the Movin' Morfomen that would've made a great album then, and comes off extremely well even today. Dave Rarick's songwriting crossed styles and songs with Lennon & McCartney ("When You Were Mine") and the Standells ("Run Girl Run"), and even the Searchers ("Don't Go Baby") with equal (and considerable) success. The playing was all about as good as anything this side of the best Ed Cobb productions of the period, and the drumming better than that (Ed Valdez will wear you out listening to his patterns and fills. As a bonus, beyond those dozen are a quartet of decent songs by the Flashbacks, the modern incarnation of the Morfomen's core membership. The notes are a little fragmentary in their editing, but otherwise reasonably thorough, and some of the reproduced period artwork is a treat, as well.

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