Great record. Terrible band name. The Tongues Of Truth that we feature here on this record were really a band out of Tucson, Arizona who went by the equally awful name, The Grodes. In May of 1966 they recorded an original composition called Let's Talk About Girls and released it on the micro-label, Current Records. Their manager decided they needed a new name. But he forgot to tell the band. Ahhh, you have to love managers, producers and record company A&R men who think they are bigger than the band.
Let's Talk About Girls charted in the Top 40 locally in Tucson, but not much else happened. The song is perhaps best known today as a song by The Chocolate Watchband. But again, we turn to unscrupulous record weenies. In this case, Ed Cobb (who we love) recorded the song with his friend Don Bennett singing lead and released it as "The Chocolate Watchband". Even though it really wasn't.
All that weenieism aside, Let's Talk About Girls, written by band singer and leader, Manny Freiser, is one kick-ass song. The kid had a way with writing. The Grodes recorded a number of catchy tunes in their short two-year history. Let's Talk About Girls has bravado, a unique recurring guitar riff and a catchy beat.
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!