These teenagers from Los Angeles were originally known as The Offbeats and were led by whizz kid David Clark Allen. The band changed their name to the more happening Somebody's Chyldren sometime in '66 and released this fine 45 on Uptown.
'I'm Going Back To New York City' is a powerful garage pop mover with some neat lead guitar, heavy bass and excellent production. The flip 'Shadows' is a sweet psychedelic folk tune.
Somebody's Chyldren had two songs, 'I'm Up' and 'Marionettes' on the 'Hellcats' soundtrack released on Tower Records in 1967. They were also Mae West's backing band on her 'Way Out West' LP. I've not heard the latter but I'll be surprised if the resulting music is worthwhile.
Most of the members of Somebody's Chyldren went on to form Marianne in the late 60s.
Somebody's Chyldren were:
David Clark Allen