Clockwork Oranges – Ready Steady / After Tonight (1966)
As long as we’re on a surf kick, why don’t we travel to the U.K. where this stunning hybrid of surf, beat, and mod sounds are melded together in one of the most unique 45s I’ve ever heard. The story of this group is rather cryptic, as some of the members ended up in the Birds, and founder Terry Clarke was in The Herd with Peter Frampton. You can read more about them HERE.
Turfits – Losin’ One / If It’s Love You Want (1966)
Produced by Outsider (as in “Time Won’t Let Me”) Don King, this Cleveland, OH group was formed from members of The Vandaliers who also released a version of “If It's Love You Want”, although that version is somewhat slower. These are the guys who grace the cover of this weeks edition in some really far-out get ups. Read more about them HERE.