Song of the Day: The Guess Who, “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature”

The Guess Who (Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman and the rest of the gang from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) had tremendous success on the US charts in the late ’60’s and early ’70’s. Originally known as Chad Allen and The Reflections (or Bob Ashley and The Reflections, or Chad Allen and The Original Reflections/Guess Who), they broke out onto the US charts with “These Eyes” in 1969, reaching #6. Their American Woman LP produced three hits across 1969 and 1970, “No Time,” which reached #5 in the US, “American Woman” and “No Sugar Tonight’ which were both #1 hits in the US and Canada. For whatever reason, they cut “New Mother Nature” away from “No Sugar Tonight” (most likely to keep the single under three minutes), but it’s restored here.

16 thoughts on “Song of the Day: The Guess Who, “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature”

  1. The Guess Who had a great lead singer in Burton Cummings. Their chart success was huge…for some reason they are not as famous as some of their peers.

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    1. Like so many other bands from the ’60’s and ’70’s, they’re still going with a lot of replacements. I think the current iteration has none of the original members and only one who played with the originals. Blood Sweat & Tears is another: Bobby Colomby was the last original member and owned the name, and let the current members use the name. I think the second and third albums were the only two that had the same lineup…

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  2. Well as you may or may not know I accidentally ended up using the Gutenberg Editor but I am sticking with it now as we will all have eventually. If you take it slowly it’s not too difficult, fingers crossed, so far.
    As for rit and ght it is just a case of two nations devided by one language…. Have a good day and keep classic 💜💜💜💜

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    1. The “happiness engineer” did tell me that there’s a classic block where we can pretend Gutenberg never happened. I think we can even still write HTML, which I do a lot of to get around the fact that I’m unwilling to pay enough that I can design my own style sheets. I could go the self-hosted route and get all that, but that’s a whole lot more work, not that I won’t try it anyway.

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