Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This Ain't The Summer Of Love ... Blog!

"This Ain't The Summer Of Love" was written by Don Waller and Paul Therrio of the Imperial Dogs, who can be seen performing the song on their recently released Live! In Long Beach (October 30, 1974) DVD.

Two years later, the song was re-worked and recorded by the Blue Oyster Cult on their Agents Of Fortune LP.

Since then, the tune's title has inspired a 2009 book by Steve Waksman, a skateboard by Queen Michelle, and this blog, where the whole story -- complete with cameo appearances by the Nomads, L7, Lizzy Borden, the U.V.'s, Current 93, and Green River -- has now been retold.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This Ain't The Summer Of Love ... Skateboard!

When Queen Michelle from the Kingdom Of Style blog was recently asked by SGC N-Y-C to design a pair of skateboards, she chose to emblazon one of them with the lyrics that comprise the chorus to the Blue Oyster Cult's version of "This Ain't The Summer Of Love," which were partially written by the Imperial Dogs, whose original rendition of this timeless tune can be found on their Live! In Long Beach (October 30,1974) DVD.