Thursday, January 10, 2008

An Early Clue to the New Direction

From 1965, here's one-hit wonders The Spokesmen and "Dawn of Correction," an avowedly reactionary answer record to Barry McGuire's admittedly risible left-wing protest classic "Eve of Destruction." (Interesting bit of trivia: the guy to the right of the singer is Dave White, formerly of 50s doo-woppers Danny and the Juniors).



A coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the reader who first divines the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Listomania.

8 comments:

Jay C. said...

Worst protest songs ever?

Worst parody ever?

Brooklyn Girl said...

I remember this song ... funny, though, I thought "Eve of Destruction" was later than 1965. But by 1967, I was frying brain cells so my memory can't be trusted.

The only idea I have is too obvious: songs written in response to other songs ...

Anonymous said...

Worst dancing in a music video.

steve simels said...

It's not about best answer record, although I may steal that down the road.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Remember Jan Berry released "Universal Coward" as a reaction to Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Universal Soldier" in 1965?

Apparently, Dean Torrence wanted nothing to do with it, so it was released as a solo Jan Berry single.

return of the plumber said...

political songs?

half glass full said...

Pro-establishment songs?

Jim

steve simels said...

No, no, no, no, and no.

Unfortunately, I can't think of a clue that won't totally give it away.
:-)