Thunderclap Newman – Something In The Air

A band discovered by Pete Townshend of The Who that featured John “Speedy” Keen, Jimmy McCulloch, and Andy “Thunderclap” Newman. The song peaked at #37 in the Billboard 100 and #1 in the UK Charts in 1969.

It was written and sung by  John “Speedy” Keen. The song has been featured in many movies and commercials. 16-year-old Jimmy McCullock would later play in Wings and the reunited Small Faces.

Something In The Air

Call out the instigators
Because there’s something in the air
We’ve got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution’s here, and you know it’s right
And you know that it’s right
We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now
Lock up the streets and houses
Because there’s something in the air
We’ve got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution’s here, and you know it’s right
And you know that it’s right
We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now
Hand out the arms and ammo
We’re going to blast our way through here
We’ve got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution’s here, and you know it’s right
And you know that it’s right
We have got to get it together
We have got to get it together now

 

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

8 thoughts on “Thunderclap Newman – Something In The Air”

    1. Songs are like time machines…they really are… A few weeks a ago I posted a Sugarloaf song and it took me back to my big sister’s Vega in 1974-75

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    1. The Magic Christian you are correct. It’s been a while since I watched that movie. I like some of those films like Blow Up.

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  1. The 3rd single I ever bought (in Singapore, and the single cover is the one used in your article), I still love it to bits, the message, the strings, the epic-feel. I was 11 years old and it was a major part of my life in 1969, and not nearly as well-known these days as it deserves.

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