The Secrets, “Feel Pretty Good” (2016): One Track Mind

It’s no secret the Secrets were Australia’s answer to the British Invasion — a decade later, mind you, but we all know great music is timeless.

Appearing on The Secrets Collection – which, and as the title informs, is a compilation of the band’s fabulous fare — “Feel Pretty Good” is being given an additional push with this lively new video version. Shot circa 1983, the clip stars chief songwriter Peter Rechter on vocals and keyboards, Joe Mandica on guitar and vocals, Greg Heenan on bass and vocals and Val Palladino on drums.

Jumping with joyful energy, the Secrets’ “Feel Pretty Good” is honestly one of the best power pop workouts ever to be. Sounding like John Lennon conversing with the Kinks, the extremely catchy song certainly is fashioned to liberate the listener. Exhilarating guitars mingle assuredly with romping keyboards and dynamic drumming, while the vocals are strong and spirited. Winning hooks and robust harmonies seal the treat.

Now that you “feel pretty good,” don’t forget to purchase a copy of The Secrets Collection for more pop rock riches from a band who’s got the beat!

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson was born the day Ben E. King hit No. 4 with "Stand By Me" -- which is actually one of her favorite songs, especially John Lennon's version. She's contributed to Lance Monthly and Amplifier, and served as Rock Beat International's associate editor. Paterson has also published Inside Out, and Twist & Shake. Contact Something Else! at
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  • Joseph Sean Brown

    Where can we get a copy of this cd Beverly?