The Animals, “San Franciscan Nights.”
This following program is dedicated to the city and people of San Francisco, who may not know it but they are beautiful, and so is their city. This is a very personal song, so if the viewer cannot understand it — particularly those of you who are European residents — save up all your bread and fly Trans Love Airways to San Francisco, U.S.A Then maybe you’ll understand the song. It will be worth it, if not for the sake of this song, but for the sake of your own peace of mind.
So this started randomly playing on the “glam rock” station I made myself on Pandora, and I just about died. How the hell have I never heard this before?! Esp. having been raised by hippies in San Francisco?!
It starts out ridiculous and campy and and psychedelic and fun and then it get kiiiiiinda rough & fucked-up. These are a few of my favorite things.