Saturday, September 18, 2010

Kicks - Paul Revere & the Raiders

OK, more 60's: This '66 Mann/Weil composition is considered the 1st anti-drug song of the rock era. Requested by Terry Melcher in an effort to help Gerry Goffin out of his addiction. Intended for and rejected by The Animals. A Boise, Idaho group originally named The Downbeats took it to #4 and is ranked #400 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. Covered by Del Shannon and by Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees. Song? Group?

Yesterday's answer: "Me and Bobby McGee". Kris has written a wealth of tunes over the years - not the best voice but others do make his songs shine.

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