Thursday, February 14, 2008

An (Unusually) Early Clue to the New Direction

From 1966, here's San Jose's finest, the Count Five, serenading Dick Clark with "Peace of Mind," the rarely heard follow-up to their brilliant Yardbirds pastiche "Psychotic Reaction." (Mercifully, they're not wearing the Dracula capes that were their attempted contribution to 60s fashion).



In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who divines the clip's relevance to Friday's Weekend Listomania.

8 comments:

Kid Charlemagne said...

Worst followup singles to smash hits?

emma said...

1. Worst "tambourine dork" performance? (apologies to any tambourine players among your readership)

2. Best album cover that features a male crotch shot?

steve simels said...

No, and no.
:-)
Although KC -- that's a good idea and I'm going to steal it down the road.

steve simels said...

BTW -- anybody know what kind of el cheapo electric twelve-string the guy is playing?

It looks weirdly familiar but I can't place it...

emma said...

It looks like a Vox.

http://www.voxguitar.net/gpage3.html

Ripley said...

That's the worst Boston cover I've ever heard. They didn't even get the lyrics right, for Cliff's sake! Wha? Ohhhh...

Let's see... worst air band-ing in a 'live' performance, televised or otherwise? Check out the bass player, yeesh...

As for the guitar, I'd guess Vox, as well. They were into the teardrop body for a long time.

shrimplate said...

Vox is correct on the guitar.

They also made a short-scale 6-string teardrop that was way cool, among other uniquely-shaped instruments. These are quite the collector's items, as you could imagine.

I still have the 3/4-scale Vox "Panther Bass" that by 'rents got me when I was about 13. I love that thing. The three-piece neck on it is a dream.

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