Emitt Rhodes – Fresh As A Daisy —Powerpop Friday

Emitt Rhoads is not a household name but he did have some very good powerpop songs and albums in his off and on career. The goal on every Friday is to shine some light on the less well-known songs and artists…at least one.

In 1969 Rhodes bought all of the equipment he needed when A&M Records refused to release his recordings and built a recording studio in his parents’ garage. Rhodes recorded his first album (Emitt Rhodes) in that studio. ABC/Dunhill Records signed him and they released his album as well as the next two albums he recorded

His first album was a critical success – Billboard called Rhodes “one of the finest artists on the music scene today” and later called his first album one of the “best albums of the decade“.

Fresh as a Daisy peaked at #54 in the Billboard 100 while his album Emitt Rhodes peaked at #29 in 1970.

Here is some more about Emitt

http://www.emittrhodesmusic.net/emittstory.html

Fresh As A Daisy

Well, if you come from heaven
You know that that’s ok.
Just as long as you’re here to help me,
It doesn’t matter how long you stay.
Talkin’ ’bout you baby.
Don’t you know you’re
Fresh as a Daisy, as Fresh as a Daisy

Well tell me can you feel it,
I’m feeling all right myself.
I’m changing my old habits,
And I found a new bit of health.
Talkin’ ’bout you baby.
Don’t you know you’re
Fresh as a Daisy, as Fresh as a Daisy,
As Fresh as a Daisy.

You do the things you do very well
You make me feel the way I’ve never felt,
You make me feel the way I’ve never felt.

Don’t know how I’ll feel tomorrow,
Tomorrow’s another day.
I like everything about you,
What more is there to say.

Talkin’ ’bout you baby.
Don’t you know you’re
Fresh as a Daisy, as Fresh as a Daisy.
Talkin’ ’bout you baby.
Don’t you know you’re
Fresh as a Daisy, as Fresh as a Daisy.

Author: badfinger20

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

13 thoughts on “Emitt Rhodes – Fresh As A Daisy —Powerpop Friday”

  1. I quite like it. I’ve heard of him (though I thought it was Emmitt Roads, like a band name) but didn’t know anything of his. Thanks for introducing us to another goody!

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    1. I only found out about Emitt recently and I went down the list and listened to the debut album that was posted. Very McCartney-ish. You are the only one who has heard of him that commented…The debut album is all I’ve heard so far. I liked it.

      Another singer songwriter I’m listening to now is Adam Schmitt…same style. Trying to find new/old artists in the powerpop genre.

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