some half decent tunes, personal ramblings and the odd rant
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Going All The Way
If someone asked for an example that epitomises the garage/psych sounds of the mid 60s a great record to choose would be Going All The Way by the Squires. So it is very puzzling that I have never posted it before. The Squires who hailed from Bristol Connecticut were originally called the Rogues but when they signed a one-off deal with Atlantic Records to release this single in 1966 they were pressurised to change their name. The jangly guitars on this track are toughened up considerably by the pounding back beat from the rhythm section. The song also reminds me of another of my favourite tunes in the genre, Five Years Ahead Of My Time by the Third Bardo. Unfortunately the single like so many other great records of this time did not do anything nationally which led to the organ and bass players leaving and the band disintegrated when the singer was drafted to Vietnam.