Song Of The Day 6/9/2016: Sands – “Mrs. Gillespie’s Refrigerator”
According to the blog Bite It Deep, the purveyor of which apparently has very good taste, Sands were something of a pet Beatles project. They were signed to a publishing deal with Apple and ill-fated Beatles manager Brian Epstein was preparing them for bigger things. Two weeks before they released this single, Epstein died, as did much of the Sands' momentum. Although I'm certain that was a mitigating factor in the single's lack of success, it's also possible that the record-buying public weren't yet ready, even in 1967, for a love song to a refrigerator. We'd only recently accepted the previously forbidden passion of toasters.