Most everyone has heard this band's big hit, "Run Run Run". Reaching #44 on the national charts, it was also included on the original Nuggets album in 1972. This, their second and final record, is a bit harder to find. I would post the B-side, but my copy is unfortunately pretty thrashed - sorry about that.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
This band was originally known as the Kit Kats and released an earlier version of "Won't Find Better" under that name on Jamie, as a B-side in 1966. The later version has some interesting lead vocals that remind me of a Four Seasons arrangement, but the whole piece comes together as an excellently crafted piece of pop. Be sure to give the B-side a listen too...
Straight out of Detroit, here's an interesting garage take on Wilson Pickett's soul classic. It's a pretty common record and most everyone involved with garage rock has heard it, but if you have not, then here if your chance.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
For some reason, not even a promo copy credits King Curtis, but he is present with the rest of his 'Pins on this record. Not a huge fan of the A-side, "Ode To Billie Joe," but this B-side is a fantastic soul tune, complete with a little bit of fuzz guitar!
Before Joe Stampley was a big ol' country dude, he was in the Uniques. They had a few successful discs, most notably "Not Too Long Ago," which got to #66 on the Hot 100. This seems to be one of their harder-to-find records...and it's a great one!
Can't find much information on this, but it is a bluesy rocker with a cool instrumental on the flip side.
Another one that got way up on the UK charts (#2) but didn't make any impact in the US. The A-side is a nice tune with a prominent twelve-string guitar, while the B-side is pretty mellow.