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Sugarloaf — Green-Eyed Lady
Album: Sugarloaf
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6.9

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Total ratings: 1109









Released: 1970
Length: 6:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Green-eyed lady, lovely lady
Strolling slowly towards the sun
Green-eyed lady, ocean lady
Soothing every raging wave that comes

Green-eyed lady, passion's lady
Dessed in love, she lives for life to be
Green-eyed lady feels life I never see
Setting suns and lonely lovers free

Green-eyed lady, wind-swept lady
Rules the night, the waves, the sand
Green-eyed lady, ocean lady
Child of nature, friend of man

Green-eyed lady, passion's lady
Dessed in love, she lives for life to be
Green-eyed lady feels life I never see
Setting suns and lonely lovers free
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I don't know what was wrong with me -- my rating on this was a 9.

Don't worry.  I fixed my rating and bumped it up.
This is an all-time classic groove.
 ppeters914 wrote:

Oh, my.....purple micro-dot. One of the last clean acids......sigh.....
 
Hmm, well, um, not me of course, but um, cough cough, new a guy that made window pane so clean you could set your watch by it.
Every time I hear this classic gem, I think of the Guess Who.  
 ppeters914 wrote:

Oh, my.....purple micro-dot. One of the last clean acids......sigh.....
 
Hahaha! Purple Micro-dot was my first trip, in high school, in classes all day. Holy Cow!
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
I like the single version I grew up with on WABC. Most of the fat was cut out.
 
Really? You mean most of the 'meat' was cut out, don't you?
Meat Loaf's cheese. 
 david16 wrote:
In my ignorance I thought this was The Artic Monkeys...
 

The Arctic Monkeys' Grandaddies!
Was my favorite 45!
I like the single version I grew up with on WABC. Most of the fat was cut out.
Does anyone remember "Now Explosion"? It was probably the very first music put to pictures--usually somekind of psychedelic scenes. I loved watching that on Saturday afternoons while I babysat. This song was played a lot.
I rated this 9 - Outstanding partly because of the musicality, and partly because of the time frame it reminds me of......great AM and FM before disco reared it's ugly head to kill Motown and seriously (temporarily) impinge rock 'n' roll.
 Lindo525 wrote:

Purple micro-dot.
1 hit each, would be my supposition.

It worked.
 
Oh, my.....purple micro-dot. One of the last clean acids......sigh.....
 grant wrote:

How can you not love a song you used to hear blasting out of your plastic am radio in the 70's, courtesy of WABC New York?
 
Dan Ingram!
Love this. Love this. Love this. Love this.   Had an old friend named Hugh Ferguson, amazing guitarist. He had a band called Mr. Wizard that was started with my brother and me in the Boston area in the early 80s . In a later version of the band, he covered this song with singer Billy Gilbert and keyboardist Keith Reid on Synth bass. They heavy-ed it up a bit and along with Hughs legato style turned it in to a monster!  This song was way ahead of it's time. Brings back memories!
 Imkirok wrote:
What types of psychedelics and what quantities of thereof do you supposed went into writing and recording this song (like many songs of this era)?
 
Purple micro-dot.
1 hit each, would be my supposition.

It worked.
    
Part of the soundtrack of a certain time in my youth.

Most excellent.
 grant wrote:

How can you not love a song you used to hear blasting out of your plastic am radio in the 70's, courtesy of WABC New York?
 
Was there.  Remember too.
In my ignorance I thought this was The Artic Monkeys...
How did we ever live without sub-woofers back in the 70's, these old rock classics had great base lines we never heard on those old transistors and car stereos back in the day.
Saw these guys my first trip to Colorado at a free show outside Boulder, summer 1970. Saw them again in Denver a few weeks later, both good shows. Those were the days, hitchhiking coast to coast for a whole summer...
I'm surprised I haven't heard this one on RP yet.  And for the groviness factor, it's at least an 8. 
I will always remember this as the moment the AM scales fell from my eyes and I realized that I was supposed to be listening to FM. Lying in bed as a young boy and this came on over the clock radio. Not the pop stuff that we were hearing on AM, but something more complicated, smarter, challenging.

This song's a major landmark on my journey of loving music.
Oh yea thanks for the good jams - I like it !!
Awesome song!  I would like to hear this without Amy Winehouse "Back To Black" coming on next every time Sugarloaf plays.
Blast from my past. Thank you RP.
Top Ten
Lots of airplay for this in 1970 San Diego.  Kind of got sick of it after a while, but it brings back a lot of memories.  And The organ solo is some damn fine work. The guitar work, not so much ...
Sooooooooooo bad. I listened to this ?

When I was a kid, this song made me feel like I was being punished, so I changed the radio station when it came on. I can listen to it now, and give a lot of credit to this band for pulling it off, especially in 1970. 
5 years later, they had somewhat of a hit with 'Don't call us, we'll call you' on the album of the same name, which I won listening to WTMA, 'def-i-nite-ly Charles-ton', (South Carolina).  
Didn't go to the station and get the album, mainly because it wasn't the Rolling Stones, and didn't realize until recently that both 'Greeneyed Lady' and 'Don't call us' were by the same band.



                         

 


 
embarassing
Outstanding!   (psd brought me here, fleeing dopey kinks-krap : )
 h8rhater wrote:

Oh, come on!  Why the blanket judgement?!

...
btw: I don't share their disgust over Green Eyed Lady which is a great tune.

 
Welp, I seldom if ever hear anyone 40'ish or near my age (mid 50s) using the trendy kewl kid phrases like "make it stop" as gets used around here fairly often. Instead of such stupid posts about so many good tunes, why don't they just use PSD, Stop, or mute it, or go play Spotify?
Would be ok if he kept his mouth shut
What types of psychedelics and what quantities of thereof do you supposed went into writing and recording this song (like many songs of this era)?
Now I know where Doom's soundtrack team found inspiration :)
Like many times before, it's 3:30am, there's a strong buzz on, green things have been smoked, brews have been imbibed, and this fab jam song comes along, with its trippy twists of Steppenwolf and Doors, and elevates the mood, not least by means of Time Travel...
We rarely got to hear this long version in the 70s...Nice, Bill and Beck
 LowPhreak wrote:
 Foot wrote:
Make it stop - it stinks...

 
 
You could make it stop yourself instead of sounding like a douchebag millennial.

 
Oh, come on!  Why the blanket judgement?!

The guy/gal likes Low Spark of High Heeled Boys.  It's not like they don't like long-form rock from the late 60's and early 70's.  They could be older than you and, possibly, less of a db.

btw: I don't share their disgust over Green Eyed Lady which is a great tune.
Super duper 10.
10 all the way.
 
A very nice trip down memory lane.  

Most excellent!  Haven't heard this in years.

 
 Foot wrote:
Make it stop - it stinks...

 
 
You could make it stop yourself instead of sounding like a douchebag millennial.
Make it stop - it stinks...
Nice drum work
I'm at my first concert. A festival. 1970. Among others Sugarloaf, Edgar Winter's White Trash, Cowboy...It was magic.
Loving this on my workplace headphones. Hammond organ pulsing on the right, rambling lead guitar on the left, bass chugging up the middle.  Tweedly-tweedly-tweedly-tweedly never sounded so good.
 tulfan wrote:
Ahhh, a bit of the Canadien psychedelia

 
Nope.  Amerikan pure laine. 

Thinking of Big Sugar, maybe? 
Wow this one takes me back...thank you!
What a great mix Green eyes to back to black
You Bill, are the Best.

Loving the AAC 320!!!!


YES! Musically, rhythmically, totally apropos after No Matter What You're Told! Lining the Tunes up like no other station on Earth! Dig it!
Nice!   Haven't heard in a long time.  another toke please
 
Never get tired of a good thing!  love it!
how about that piano
I liked this song the first 20,000 times I heard it.
This is freeky. Love it. Bit of Steve Howe-type guitar in there and Keith Emerson Hammond sounds. What's not to like? Oh, the lyrics - yeah but nobody ever listens to them anyway. 
Wow. Deluxe version.
I think this was on every K-Tel collection from the seventies
Meh 
Has me skipping about while I do the dishes !

Result ! 
 tulfan wrote:
Ahhh, a bit of the Canadien psychedelia

 
Hockey fan?
Canadien psychedelia could be those few minutes when the teams take to the ice, and the lights are all flashing and whatnot and the music is blasting ...
 easmann wrote:
Wow, I read through the comments. Kinda' wish I hadn't. I'm a bit surprised I gotta say by the level of criticism. I think this song is fun and has some fine musicianship too. To be taken "seriously"? Seriously? Come on. : )

 
this is great ... sorry to hear there are so many haters
and now, Procol Harum.....
 
Well..... okay.  Once every 5-10 years is tolerable, I guess.
Hammond B3
It does seem pretty silly to me now, but it reminds me of such great times!
It still is fun, to me. 
Try to forget you've heard it before. Try to drop the nostalgia and hear it for the "first" time. It's funky and fun. Still got'a like it.
 DaveInVA wrote:
I liked this song Green Eared Lady when it was new but it sure seems dated now...Still nice to hear it every once in a while.

 
Ha Ha.  green eared, green eyed, it's all the same corny song, eh? 
Whatever nostalgic merits may reside in this piece (doubtful), "child of nature, friend of man" stands out as another reason to not hear the lyrics (not they are actually lyrical). I detested this when it was ubiquitous on the radio and time has not smiled upon this dreck.
I cannot believe that someone has the forensic talent to unearth this kind of antics and upload it. Is it even on CD ? Kudos! {#Clap}
 Foot wrote:
1 > 0 - Awful

Would love for it to be removed from rotation.

 
FU
This fkn rocks. Don't know why I haven't given this the respect it deserves before. Maybe better stereo equipment
Sorry, but — This was a Denver band!  And this — and 'Don't Call Us...We'll Call You' blew out of nowhere and hit us with the coolest of grooves...  Made those early '70s summers truly something special, pulsing over the FM along with The Doors, LedZep and the rest.
——- 

tulfan wrote:
Ahhh, a bit of the Canadien psychedelia

{#Hearteyes}

Summer memories early 70's

thanks Bill 

Now play "Brown Eyed Girl," Bill.


Ahhh, a bit of the Canadien psychedelia
 I second that emotion!

stangalbraith wrote:
Just working away at my desk and then Greeneyed Lady revs up and before you know it, I am reaching for the volume knob and work is temporarily forgotten. This is one of those captivating songs that draws me in every time I hear it. I did not even realize there is a 6 minute version. It has some excellent keyboard and guitar work and is well worth the extra time. Keep this song in the rotation!

 


High School with my group of gal pals ... Leslie was the Green-Eyed Lady, Deborah was Hansenie, and I was How-Wowie.
This song really takes me back ... sigh.
I once dated a green-eyed lady, with red hair.


IT PHREAKED ME OUT!  {#Hearteyes}



{#High-five}  {#Bananajam}





Junior high…sigh…

How can you not love a song you used to hear blasting out of your plastic am radio in the 70's, courtesy of WABC New York?
 Proclivities wrote:

Yeah, it is kind of a goofy song; nice bass-line though.  Good to hear once in a while

 
The bass line is to die for. Strange song, but who cares? A pop icon for the ages.


bring back the hammond - such a warm, analogue sound
 Foot wrote:
1 > 0 - Awful

Would love for it to be removed from rotation.

 
Fortunately, you are severely outnumbered.
Just working away at my desk and then Greeneyed Lady revs up and before you know it, I am reaching for the volume knob and work is temporarily forgotten. This is one of those captivating songs that draws me in every time I hear it. I did not even realize there is a 6 minute version. It has some excellent keyboard and guitar work and is well worth the extra time. Keep this song in the rotation!
 daedalus wrote:
Appallingly banal lyrics, turgid, predictable in a depressing way.
Entertaining only for the search for adequate words to condemn it....



 
"banal"? "turgid"?  Keep searching.  Your rudeness is weak.
Having grown up with the radio cut of the single, I love getting to hear the full 6-minute version with the organ and guitar solos.
Could this be anything but a 10? No, no it couldn't.
Less Than Zero (thanks Elvis Costello!)
 DaveInVA wrote:
I liked this song Green Eared Lady when it was new but it sure seems dated now...Still nice to hear it every once in a while.

 
Yeah, it is kind of a goofy song; nice bass-line though.  Good to hear once in a while
 daedalus wrote:
Appallingly banal lyrics, turgid, predictable in a depressing way.
Entertaining only for the search for adequate words to condemn it....



 
I know what you mean, really I do.
But this reminds me of having so much fun that I have to love it anyway. And there are a few snippets of the song it that are decent, too. But you have to listen for them. 
I liked this song Green Eared Lady when it was new but it sure seems dated now...Still nice to hear it every once in a while.
Great song then, great song now.
I use to love it. Now it's fun but maybe a bit annoying too and I listen smiling as a fun but diddling memento of acne and hormones and trying to get Karen to my house after school for a half hour before my mom came home.  
Rather a time capsule than a good song. I'm having fun with it though.
I find it interesting that the average rating is 6.9, yet many of the comments are about how terrible the song is.  Could this have anything to do with the fact that the song got LOTS and LOTS of airplay at the time?  This is the extended version, so it has parts that many probably never heard on AM radio.  Perhaps that helps up the score.
eloquently expressed, but I disagree

daedalus wrote:
Appallingly banal lyrics, turgid, predictable in a depressing way.
Entertaining only for the search for adequate words to condemn it....

 
There are those who prefere our doses of music to be limited to two minute quickies and those who prefer our doses to be longer and more involved.  If the music doesn't feel anything, who cares about the lyrics ?  Might as well be left as a poem to stand by itself.

I prefer longer doses.
Epic!  What a blast from the past.  I listened to this when I was 15.  
 eloquently expressed, I concur

daedalus wrote:
Appallingly banal lyrics, turgid, predictable in a depressing way.
Entertaining only for the search for adequate words to condemn it....
 


Appallingly banal lyrics, turgid, predictable in a depressing way.
Entertaining only for the search for adequate words to condemn it....


1 > 0 - Awful

Would love for it to be removed from rotation.
most excellent!
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
followed by Green Onions?
 
And then "Green Tambourine?"
I'm really enjoying it....different strokes for different folks I guess...
Okey, after 30 or so years, I just finally noticed that this beat rocks!
This is a truly horrible song.
Seems like only yesterday ....
 meadowwoods wrote:
Didn't like it then. Don't like it now.

 
Ditto!  What's the appeal?  To me it plods just as a lamely now, as it did 42 yrs ago.  {#Yawn}
 kcar wrote:

Those LPs are simply treasured in the upper circles of North Korean government. 

Kim Jong Il before soldiers
"Sugarloaf! Again! Then, Freebird!" 
 
{#Lol}
Well worth the reminisce....  {#Good-vibes}
 tbaloney619 wrote:
I wonder how many folks out there didn't know that there was a long (album) version of this.  Man, those AM stattions hacked this up something awful.  Thanks Bill for playing the FM version.
 
Right up there with John Denver in terms of Colorado bands that the state embraced. 
Holy Wayback Machine!
 tbaloney619 wrote:
I wonder how many folks out there didn't know that there was a long (album) version of this.  Man, those AM stattions hacked this up something awful.  Thanks Bill for playing the FM version.
 
{#Angel}   {#Yes}

Glad I caught it this go round.
 oldman wrote:
Seems like this one always made it to the K-Tel collections
 
Those LPs are simply treasured in the upper circles of North Korean government. 

Kim Jong Il before soldiers
"Sugarloaf! Again! Then, Freebird!" 

I always smile fondly when I hear this tune. There was a time in my sparkling youth when I had several suitors dedicate this song to me.

(sigh)...now I'm just old...

;)
Wow! A real blast!
Somehow this song remains fresh, even after decades.

Far out. First heard them in concert as the warm up band for Jethro Tull at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah where all the brothers and sisters live. Sugarloaf just about stole the show, but of course Ian Anderson showed up and sang, "You can excommunicate me on the way to Sunday school, and the place went wild. What memories.



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