Thursday, January 25, 2007
The Marshmallow Overcoat
I have to admit, The Marshmallow Overcoat were not one of my favorite garage rock/psychedelic revival bands. It wasn't a matter of them being too derivative, because I never held that against The Lyres, The Cynics, or dozens of other 60s revivalists. It wasn't because they didn't emphasize the proto-punk aspects of the genre as much as some of the other bands--I liked some of the softer psychedelic stuff too. Something about the band just didn't click for me, despite the fact that I really wanted to like a band that would name themselves The Marshmallow Overcoat. Nevertheless, I did enjoy "Suddenly Sunday" which they released as a 7" on the Get Hip! label (the b-side was a cover of "Tomorrow Never Knows" which is best forgotten, if not forgiven). I think "Suddenly Sunday" would have been a nice addition to the Children of Nuggets box set Rhino put out.