02 June, 2015

SOMEBODY'S CHYLDREN - SHADOWS


SOMEBODY'S CHYLDREN - "I'm Going Back To New York City" / "Shadows" (Uptown 727) April 1966

I covered "I'm Going Back To New York City" back in 2010 when I selected this David Allen's garage pop scorcher in my list of Los Angeles nuggets. But what about the flip?

"Shadows" was also written by David Allen, who was in his mid teens at the time of recording. As a matter of fact the Somebody's Chyldren were still quite literally children. "Shadows" is my perfect noise, all moody 12 string Rickenbacker jangle and nerve tingling harmonies.

No one has ever deemed it worthy enough to compile and it remains more or less unknown. BUT not in my world, it's simply BOSS!


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