Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Band That Dare Not Speak Its Name...

I've been meaning to do a post about Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, & Tich for a while, but after recently learning that their 1966 Brit hit Hold Tight! was featured in the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, I figured now was as good of a time as ever.

DDDBM&T were the decidedly less cuddly British equivalent of the Monkees and I'm pretty sure that if you saw these blokes coming towards you on a dark city street, you'd probably cross over to the other side to avoid them. Nonetheless, despite having a string of top 10 hits in England, they didn't make so much as a dent in the charts across the pond. So, please enjoy the aforementioned Hold Tight! and dig that buzzy fuzztone solo. BTW, how the hell did they get their band name on the drum head? It must have looked like an eye chart!

3 comments:

steve simels said...

Curse you, KC!

The minute I got back from seeing the Tarrantino film when it first opened, I tried to find that clip and post it.

What a great song...and it works like gangbusters in the film. Which by the way, is definitely worth seeing...one of his better efforts, actually...

TMink said...

The song is good, nice fuzz break!

But I hope the lads were getting the mighty mez and lots of special company for doing the stuff they had to do in the video. (shudders)

Trey

Kid Charlemagne said...

No kidding Trey...