Apologies for missing the last few weeks, but I am sure you’ve all managed to start your weeks successfully without me. This week’s song to start your week takes us back nearly 50 years. I love me a bit of garage rock from the mid-1960s (especially if there’s an organ involved somewhere), having been introduced to the genre, like so many others, by the Nuggets box set.
I love the fact that the era produced so many bands who wrote one great song and then disappeared back into obscurity, only for their music to be re-discovered years later. My absolute favourite example is not from Nuggets, but shares a sound with many of those bands. 96 Tears by the excellently named ? and The Mysterians is 3 minutes of brilliance, has the catchiest organ riff you’re likely to hear. As a bonus, it was referenced in another great track, The Cramps ‘Human Fly’
A fine way to start the week, I’m sure you’ll agree.