REVIEW: 23rd Turnoff The Complete 1967 Recordings

REVIEW: 23rd Turnoff The Complete 1967 Recordings

The thought of finding a new release of a long-lost band from the 1960’s always fills me with the sort of excitement you experienced as a kid when you’d find a shock 1/2p sweet after stuffing your face with what you thought was all you can eat confectionary.

When bumping into 23rd Turnoff it was like those moments before social media when you’d be flicking through the vinyl in your local record shop, mine being Nottingham’s Selectadisc, seeing the image of the cool looking band on the sleeve encased in eye capturing artwork, this is the same rush Think Like A Key deliver on all their releases, however on the occasion the magnifying glass is firmly focused on Micheal Angelo: The Complete 1967 Recordings released 10 November 2023.

The material features Michael Angela, the Deram single, has a unique 60’s feel, addictive chorus, with phasing straight out of the top draw; Dreaming sounds like prime Lovin’ Spoonful with its cheery summertime feel; (Not) A Penny In My Pocket sounds like Dead End Street with Denny Laine on vocals; I’ll Be Around has a charging revolving guitar rhythm the sort of thing early The Move had success with; Another Vincent Van Gogh is the bands Around The Universe; whilst Leave Me Here is a delightful nudge towards The Fabs Two Of Us.

Originally released in 2004 this new release on CD has been remastered to stunning quality, featuring 2 previously unreleased tracks with a 12-page booklet with rare photos and liner notes, making this an essential and phenomenal purchase.

Micheal Angelo: The Complete 1967 Recordings can be purchased via the following link 

Matt Mead

Matt Mead

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