Sunday, July 16, 2006

Nuggets # 4

Two more precious nuggets from the mid-sixties.
The Remains, from Boston, were maybe the best New England garage band. They formed in late '64 and soon became very popular with some singles and a self-titled LP in 1966. Their fame grew even more when they played as the opening act for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on their American tours, so they also appeared on TV a few times. This live perfomance at the Ed Sullivan Show is particulary interesting because the song Let Me Through is still unreleased on record, and it's a pity as it's a fantastic garage tune, with an exciting and frantic psychedelic instrumental coda.

The Knickerbockers, from the state of New York, also had a short life from 1964 to '66. They are remembered as Beatles' imitators, but what a great imitation they did! Lies is a song so good that it'll make you want to dance crazily as the girls in this video, showing their appearance at the Hullabaloo TV program.

Remains - Let Me Through (1966)
Knickerbockers - Lies (1966)


See you soon



Blogger foxtrot said...

gracie mille


7/17/2006 5:34 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

Can you post the Album "Lies".

7/18/2006 5:53 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

I'm sorry, this blog is devoted to videos ;-)

7/18/2006 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Eamon said...

More great videos, thank you Mirco.

Something I would love to see again is Skid Row on Beat Club in 1971 or so. They did two tracks, "An Awful Lot Of Woman" and "Unco-op-Showband Blues"

7/20/2006 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Nils Tibor said...

You have a great video blog site.
Many thanks for the Knickerbockers

7/20/2006 7:27 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thank you all! I haven't got those Skid Row's videos but i'll search for them...

7/20/2006 10:49 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...

ill get the remains

7/25/2006 3:18 PM  

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