Monday, October 27, 2014

New England Spotlight: The Barbarians - What The New Breed Say

New England Battle of the Bands is still spinning. The final days of our spotlight takes us to Provincetown, Massachusetts. The band is Bruce Benson, Ronnie Enos, Jerry Causo and Victor Moulton, also known as Moulty. Collectively they are known as The Barbarians.

The Barbarians released four singles and one LP between 1964 and 1966. Today we feature the A-Side of their third single, released on Laurie Records in November of 1965. The song, What The New Breed Say, was written and produced by New York producer, Doug Morris. It has an Ed Cobb thematic feel to it as the singer exacerbates the generation gap. Some nice guitar fills replete with a Steve Cropper rip-off towards the end.
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!


  1. Great guitar throughout on this one. It sounds like two leads playing the main riff? Do you know what song in particular has the original Cropper lick?

    1. Not off the top of my head. I'll have to go listen to my Booker T and The MGs, Sam & Dave and Otis Redding records to find it.

  2. Incidentally, multiple sources place The Hawks as being the band on "Moulty". I would not be too surprised to find out The Hawks were on this record too. Of course The Hawks would soon change their name to The Band.

  3. This is a cool song. Thank you!