SCOTT MACKENZIE - Whats the Difference Parts 1/2/3(1967)
When you hear the the name Scott Mackenzie you think of 'flower power','naked bodies','the 60's' and of course San Francisco but there is more to my namesake than that.
So what's the difference if we live, die or do anything, why do we bother even getting up?....this is quite a step from wearing flowers in your hair and enjoying the free love feeling of Woodstock. This is one of the saddest songs I think I have ever heard. It was written by John Philips of Mamas and Papas fame.
I first came across this album, 'The Voice of Scott Mackenzie' in 1973 for 50P in Woolworth's and was absolutely knocked out with it and it quickly became a favourite until it suddenly disappeared. I tried for years to replace it and it was probably 20 years later I managed to find a CD version. It is great stuff, 'What's the Difference' being the highlight. It also has a great version of Tim Hardin's 'Reason to Believe' see earlier post.
I believe this is one of the great lost album gems!
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