Friday, February 13, 2015

Texas Spotlight: The Lavender Hour - I've Got A Way With Girls/So Sophisticated

Our final day of our Battle of the Garage Bands, Texas addition, takes us to Houston, Texas. Our first stop in the state's biggest city. 

The Lavender Hour put out two records in a very brief span of time. I've Got A Way With Girls/So Sophisticated was their final record and was released on Steffek Records in the Fall of 1967. The band were a bunch of High School kids -- Mike Teague, Tom Peña, Steve Headley, Sid Templeton, and Jerry Cope. These Houston High Schoolers had attitude for days. Steve Headley wrote the chest thumping number, I've Got A Way With Girls and cowrote the A-Side, So Sophisticated with Sid Templeton. 

The band would mutate into The Clique and turn into a bit of a bubblegum group. But here they are before they graduated High School and got all sophisticated. 
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!


6 comments:

  1. I've Got A Way WIth Girls was done nicely by the US revival band, The Chesterfield Kings.

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    1. You are right, they did. In fact we wrote about that song back in 2011. You can find it here.

      http://ontheflip-side.blogspot.com/2011/08/song-of-week-ive-gotta-way-with-girls.html

      Thanks for stopping by. Hope you make it a habit!

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  2. They weren't much for tuning their guitars.

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  3. I've never heard anything else from the '60s like So Sophisticated. Sure this wasn't recorded in the American Northwest in the late '80s?

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    1. Yeah, you are right. It's very aggressive. So out of place in their day. In a good way.

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    2. You are correct. But tuning is overrated.

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