Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pacific Northwest Spotlight: Jolly Green Giants - Busy Body/Caught You Red Handed

With Northern California crowning their champion in the Battle of the Garage Bands, we now move up Highway 5 into the Pacific Northwest.

Our first entrant comes out of Spokane, Washington. From January of 1967, we have Jolly Green Giants raving it up on Redcoat Records. The A-Side is an amazing cover of a soul standard, Busy Body. Jolly Green Giants give it a serious infusion of energy, y'all! Pounding bass, Hammond B3 organ and some amazing vocals that would make Gerry Roslie proud.

The Flip-Side is Caught You Red Handed, a stellar original composed by the lead singer of the one-release band, Chuck Anderson. Again, this song feels like it could have come out of Tacoma, Washington's The Sonics. Blistering guitar work in this one.

"I love you forever! Can't stand you no more!" I know how that feels.

Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!

1 comment:

  1. KIller stuff !!! Lyres also did a cool cover of Busy Body.
    "Busy body one time ya all" Dig!