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    Shocking Blue

    March 17th, 2021

    Shocking Blue - Mighty Joe

    One time in a restaurant, I encountered by chance a super rad-sounding ’60s song blasting out of the speakers that seemed vaguely familiar. No matter how hard I tried, though, I couldn’t quite dredge up its title or the artist’s name to save my life. “Straight out of 1968!” I thought to myself. I consulted with the DJ and found out the song is called “Send Me a Postcard” by a Dutch band called Shocking Blue.

 The next day, I conducted a web search, and sure enough, the song was recorded in 1968. I nailed it! Seems the band Shocking Blue existed from 1967 to 1974, and, unbeknownst to me, wrote that famous song “Venus” that became a number one hit in the United States in 1970. (Unfortunately, “Venus” also went on to be ruined in the ’80s by some lame dance pop group that I really don’t care to name.) 

And then there are the YouTube videos.

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