Saturday, August 6, 2016

The 2015/1967 Countdown - 08/06/2016 Update

Today we return to 1967, and take a look at star-crossed, potent garage act The Chocolate Watchband's biggest hit, Let's Talk About Girls.

Few acts from the 60s had as turbulent and mishandled a career as the Watchband, and this song, their biggest hit, illuminates the craziness perfectly.

Though the lead single on the act's debut album No Way Out, their label or management or who knows who somehow thought that the best way to introduce the act to the broader record buying public was to replace their fantastic, Mick Jaggeresque lead singer David Aguilar with session man Don Bennett on this track.  Not that Bennett does a bad job here, but still...the mind boggles.

And just to show what a questionable choice it was to replace Aguilar on Let's Talk About Girls, here's another kick ass number from the band's debut, the free love mocking Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love-In). Take a listen.  I think we can all agree Aguilar would have done just fine.

For a bit more on these songs and The Chocolate Watchband - check out the updated comments for McQ's Best Of 1967 Volume 4 - 1967's Super Spectacular Singles Superstars.

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