Thursday, March 29, 2007

Barry and the Remains

To continue the early 60s theme, here's some ass-kicking American merseybeat.
Two of the Remains' singles are the highlights on the Rhino's Nuggets collection, which is how I became aware of them. American merseybeat may sound like an oxymoron, but the label fits. The Remains sound like a British Invasion combo in the instrumentation, repertoire, and attitude; and they are from the US. I don't want to suggest any second-handedness, though: Barry is a great songwriter, and the Remains totally burn the house down. They are easily better than 95% of the Brits, and they could have been as big as the Beatles if it was not for internal conflicts etc.etc. that ended the group prematurely. They opened for the Beatles on their last American tour, BTW.

Barry and the Remains
192 kbps, 75 mb
1. Why do I Cry
2. When I Want To Know
3. Ain't That her
4. All Good Things
5. I'm Talking 'Bout You
6. My Babe
7. Say You're Sorry
8. Baby I Believe In You
9. You Got A Hard Time Comin
10. I Can't Get Away From You
11. Me Right Now
12. Time Of Day
13. Once Before
14. But I Ain't Got You
15. Diddy Wah Diddy
16. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
17. Lonely Weekend
18. Heart
19. Thank You
20. Say You're Sorry
21. Don't Look Back

1 comment:

  1. Your site is gold. I've been searching for some Barry & The Remains mp3's forever. I want to get to know them a little better, this is an ideal way.
    Thx a bunch!