The Murmaids Splash Back!: 'Popsicles and Icicles'
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||One Fine Day||The Murmaids||2:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sea Cruise||The Murmaids||3:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shoo, Shoo Baby||The Murmaids||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rockin' Robin||The Murmaids||2:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||If||The Murmaids||2:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hound Dog/All Shook Up/Jailhouse Rock||The Murmaids||3:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Popsicles and Icicles (2001)||The Murmaids||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Yesterday||The Murmaids||1:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ob La Di, Ob La Da||The Murmaids||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Here, There and Everywhere||The Murmaids||1:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blackbird||The Murmaids||2:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hit That Jive Jack||The Murmaids||2:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Just One Look||The Murmaids||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Popsicles and Icicles (1963)||The Murmaids||2:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
This 13-song CD reveals a wider range than the Murmaids' status as one-hit wonders would lead one to expect. The title tune, driven by a softly strummed rhythm guitar behind the gentle, ethereal singing of the trio, is a quintessential piece of early-'60s pop/rock, not as striking as "To Know Him Is to Love Him" but still memorable. The '40s pop standard, "Playmates" (covered by Sandy Stewart in Go Johnny Go) turns up as a bouncy pop/jazz style number, the trio backed by piano, bass, and drums. "You Cheated" is pretty, if routine, girl group fare, but the version of "Mr. Sandman" has an upbeat feel with a certain touch of earthiness. "Alone" is a throwback to doo wop sounds, complete with a "yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah" chorus and a very busy rhythm section, with the Murmaids trying hard emulate the Marcels' "Blue Moon." "Don't Forget" seems to have been producer Kim Fowley's attempt to mimic the Crystals, complete with an anthem-like chorus, a driving beat, and a pseudo-Spector backing band. The coming of age love song "So Young" shows more healthy lust than much of the trio's other repertory. The outstanding track, however, is "Wild and Wonderful," a soaring ballad with a ravishing array of hooks, a gorgeous organ and guitar arrangement, and a haunting fade-out. And anyone who wants more songs like "Popsicles and Icicles" will find them in "Heartbreak Ahead" and "Three Little Words." Strangely enough, one of their big hit's two B-sides, "Blue Dress," is present, but not the other, "Huntington Flats."
The Review Is Correct
It's the track list that's wrong. The songs don't match the record featured and reviewed. FYI
This review does not pertain
I have not purchased this collection - but, look! Most of the songs mentioned in the review above are NOT included. I wonder what was actually reviewed....? Popsicles/Icicles (1963) is the only tune worth buying!
I agree Gary!
Geez, did someone think that no one would read this "officio" review that Gary from CPK addresses because it is far from the factual disc presented here. For the nostalgia driven, the name Terry Fischer might not ring anyone's bell, but she sang with a group called "Carnival" which actually was a small trio of disgruntled Sergio Mendes & Brazil '77 members. That group, too, was destined for self destruction as the self titiled disc proves. This disc is only for the trivia addicts.
Formed: 1963 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Teen Pop
Years Active: '60s