Here are a few of your most recent comments ... along with a few more that I found in the archives:
You are the man and you are number one in my book.
I just got home from work and played your FH for today, EVERYONE'S GONE TO THE MOON by Jonathan King. The first thing that came to my mind was the 1966 recording of IT'S GOOD NEWS WEEK by the group Hedgehoppers Anonymous aka Jonathan King, also on Parrot Records. A lot of times your FH reminds me or triggers my mind about another song which I haven't heard in ages.
Would you believe I just now played that record three times in a row. Always did like that record. I have a strange feeling (hey, that would be a great title for a song by someone like Billy Stewart) that IT'S GOOD NEWS WEEK was a bigger hit in Chicago than it was here in OKC.
Thanks again for the kind words ... this just means that we're doing our job, gettin' those wheels turnin'! "It's Good News Week" WAS a HUGE hit here in Chicago (#3, 1966). We have featured this tune a few times over the past several years ... and ALWAYS get a good reaction. (kk)
Loved Monday's Forgotten Hit choice ... Everyone's Gone to the Moon has always been a favorite of mine. I did not know whose song it was though. I went on youtube to see what else Jonathan King had done. I was amazed to see what an accomplished man he is. Singer, songwriter, author etc. While I was checking him out another song came up ... It's Good News Week. I listened to it and it did not have a verse in it that I remember well ... the one about the sacred cows. I read some of the comments from the people and one person said that the version with Asia and the sacred cows was banned in the U.S. I live in the U.S. and that is where I heard it ... can you explain?
It may have been banned in some areas (which hampered the record's national success) but it was played here in Chicago, too, and was a BIG hit ... #3 in fact! (kk)
Well, imagine that ... It's Good News Week is a record I recently purchased a promo 45 for ... in fact, just two weeks ago ... so I was playing it while I was on the road.
This song has been re-recorded and rewritten since it first came out in the 60's. The second verse originally said, " It's good news week. Lots of blood in Asia now, they've butchered off the sacred cow. They've got a lot to eat." Additional note: Jonathan King of "Everyone's Gone to the Moon" fame, produced this song. Leo's Lyrics Database - Hedghoppers Anonymous - It's Good NewsWeek lyrics
>>>WOW!!! I can HONESTLY say that I have NEVER ... EVER ... heard the "birth control" lyrics on this record!!! (kk)
The version I bought all those years ago, i.e. the version that was on sale in England, was the "birth control" version. And I can honestly say that I have never heard the "bloody cow" version ... makes me most curious now!