“Do It” – Pink Fairies

The name of the band, album cover, and first 1:06 of this song (while folky and pretty) gives the impression that this is going to be the worst cosmic trippy hippy dippy nonsense since Donovan at his most “mystical.” But appearances are deceiving. Arguably, the Pink Fairies were England’s version of the MC5: loud, fast, aggressive, in-your-face, and five years too early for punk. “Do It” is their signature “get off your ass and start a revolution” song, though you have to make it past the intro first. I’m surprised Nike hasn’t co-opted this song yet, but am also glad they haven’t. The Rollins Band did a great cover of this around 1987 or so.

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