Good Lord! Are they clean-cut or what?
God bless YouTube!
I then thought about some of the other garage bands I loved and found some gems.
Remember Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? by The Barbarians? They were from Cape Cod and I actually saw them perform there. One of their 'hooks' (pardon the pun) was one-armed drummer Victor "Moulty" Moulton who used a hook on his left arm, having lost part of it in an explosion at age 14. His accomplishment in overcoming his disability was recalled in the humorous song Moulty. The Barbarians had their 15 minutes of fame when they appeared in the T.A.M.I. Show.
I can't forget Chicagoland's Shadows of Knight and their cover of Them's (Van Morrison's group) classic, Gloria. That song meant something to me at the time (1966) becau se I had just returned from three weeks in Puerto Rico and was smitten with a girl named Gloria del Carmen Rodriguez I'd met there.
Years ago I remember reading an article about Seeds' founder Sky Saxon (aka Richard Marsh). At the time he was living in a commune and worshipping dogs, since 'dog' is 'god' spelled backwards - in English, anyway. One trip too many, Sky. He died in June 2009.
Too many garage bands, too little time! Brings back those WCWM memories.
Some more later. And those meaningful lyrics...
"You're either a girl or you come from Liverpool" - Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?
"I can't believe how many memories I'd forgotten." -- Yogi Berra, upon returning to his childhood home in St. Louis