Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Paul Revere & Raiders|
Here They Come
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
An INCREDIBLE remix job
B. Chamlis | Tallahassee, Florida USA | 05/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own the old vinyl version of "Here They Come" by Paul Revere and the Raiders. I always loved the raw energy of the "live side", early Raiders before we'd come to know and love them. But, the crowd noise.... all the screaming, well.... it detracted from the sound.
I have just received my new Sony Special Products CD of Here They Come... And, what a great remix. They've subtracted most of the screaming and extraneous noise, leaving just enough for you to understand the interaction between the Raiders and the crowd.
Man, is this fun. It's like hearing it for the first time. I always liked this album, but I had no idea how fine the music hiding behind all the noise truly was. Excellent.
BUY this CD, Raider fans. If you've never heard the CD version of Here They Come, you're in for a treat."
The Bible of garage bands.
Tom Brody | Berkeley, CA | 05/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is best of the genre. The album was the "Bible" for thousands of garage bands during the 1960s, who learned all or nearly all of the songs, and performed them for countless high school dances. The overall style is similar to early Beatles, as found in, for example, "I Saw Her Standing There" or "Twist and Shout." The vocal style is reminiscent to that of Roger Daltry, especially his style of singing found on "Who's Next."
Mark Lindsay seems to have studied carefully the long tradition of blues shouters and soul artists dating from the 1930s to the 1950s. It is amazing that this album could be the product of a group of gentleman between the ages of 19 and 23.
The Raiders' "Louie, Louie" was a massive hit during the 1960s, on par with the Stones' Satisfaction. "Sometimes" is an unforgettable ballad, with a fine tune, and brash piano chords which connect directly with the central nervous system. "Gone" also has a fine tune.
In my opinion, "Big Boy Pete," "Oo Poo Pah Doo," and "Do You Love Me," should be put on a kid's compilation of rock'n'roll songs, along with "Yellow Submarine," "Hound Dog," the Coaster's "Little Egypt," the Four Season's "Big Girls Don't Cry," along with Devo's "Whip It," Devo's "Peek a Boo," Ray Stevens' "Ahab the Arab," and the Who's "Boris the Spider." What a fine and fun kid's compilation this would make."
Stomp and Shout and Work It On Out
Jonathan S. Mark | Alexandria, VA USA | 06/24/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you ever doubted that Paul Revere and the Raiders were a fantastic band listen to this album. In the liner notes to the double-CD Raiders compilation Paul mentions that while the Raiders had their biggest success with Dick Clark their best music was before Clark, i.e., on this album.The guys whoop it up. Mark's vocal chords were capable of really screaming. The thought occurs to me that the later wimped out vocal style ("Arizona") Lindsay adopted may have been due to wrecking his voice with the all-out shouting you hear on this album. One last element of this album which is very important is its silliness. Paul in his interviews always viewed music as entertainment, not art, and as impermanent. That is why when Dylan was blowing in the wind and the Beatles were smoking Norwegian Wood all the Raiders could say was Oom-Pa-Pa-Doo.The guitarist on this album is great. I assume that it is Drake Levin who was replaced around the time of Spirit of 67. Too bad."