Here They Come - Columbia 1965
On the first half of the album, we hear the band playing live in the studio to an invited audience, very much performed in their early style with songs like ”Louie Louie” and ”Do You Love Me” – actually quite charming performances.
Second half, though, is the most interesting with great songs like ”Sometimes” as one of the stand-outs. This song is played very much in the style of Pretty Things or Them, and a song that would have suited both Phil May and Van Morrison perfectly.
The ballad ”Gone” may be better known from Buddy Holly’s version, but Paul Revere & the Raiders’ version is easily as intersting. Also good is their original song ”A Kiss to Remember You By”, written by Mark Lindsay with help from the band.
Many fine albums would follow this their first attempt at contemporary modern pop/rock style.