11: Golden Miles – Healing Force

NeilTop 30 - Australian Songs

Entered Charts: 30 September 1971
Entry Point: 39
Highest Chart: 28
Weeks In: 10
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Here is a band that got together had one monster hit – Golden Miles – and quickly disappeared again.

I like Healing Force’s Golden Miles because it sums up the sound of 1971. If you go back through various eras in music, there’ll be various tracks that really display and define what the music industry was doing at that time (think All Along The Watchtower or California Dream or Wouldn’t It Be Nice). Golden Miles is that song for the Australian music scene for 1971.

The vocals, the lyrics, the organ … all great contributors to one of the truly great Australian classics. I wonder what would have happened if they had not disbanded?