Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Kingsmen 'Jolly Green Giant'

This is a b-side to the reissue I have of 'Louie Louie'. It is not the original b-side but a track the band released some time later. I remember this as being really bad, though listening to it again, it is a bearable minor beat track. Its big problem, apart from not being as good a song as 'Louie Louie', is that by the time the Kingsmen recorded this, their line-up had changed. The vocalist had left the band, and the drummer had been replaced on the drumkit so that he could take over on vocal chores. The band had thus lost their two great features. Small wonder that little more of them was ever heard.

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