I recently got on a Gary Usher kick after hearing the amazing Just Walk Away by the Castells. The man behind the knobs was Gary Usher, famous for his work with the Beach Boys and late 60s psych projects. Usher was responsible for a number of mid-60s gems. Because I tend to gravitate towards pop songs neatly compressed in under 3 minutes, songs like It's A Lie are right up my alley. The song suggests a subtle move away from surf into folk rock territory, with chiming guitars and Beatles For Sale inspired complaints.
Gary Usher - It's A Lie - Capitol (1965)
|Gary Usher - It's A Lie - Capitol (1965)|