Wednesday 2 November 2016
One Hundred and Fifteen Seconds Of Pure Quality, Man.
Here is another absolute belter of a track from that most excellent of years for garage rock, 1966. There were a few bands that went by the name of The Outcasts, the ones we are concerned with here are the group that hailed from San Antonio, Texas. They released 5 singles in their short career. I'm In Pittsburgh (and it's raining) written by rhythm guitarist and vocalist Jim Carsten for me is the pick of the bunch. A few years ago I featured the cover version by the Vibes from the mid 80s which I foolishly stated was better than the original which of course is nonsense. I'm not sure you will hear a better sub two minutes of music today.
The Outcasts - I'm In Pittsburgh (and it's raining)