Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Kit Kats
In honor of my finding a nice, mono copy of the Kit Kats album for $5.00 at the Ponderosa Stomp Record Hop last weekend, please enjoy these Philly popsters with a respectable cover of the Beach Boys' "You're So Good To Me."
If you don't know The Kit Kats, it's time you got acquainted. Here's a little of what AMG has to say:
The Kits Kats had several big hits in the Philadelphia area in the mid-to-late 1960s, and were also a very popular live attraction in their native region, but never broke out nationally, although a few of their singles nibbled at Billboard’s Hot Hundred.
Their harmonies were in a league with the Four Seasons, the Happenings, the Tokens, and, more distantly, the Zombies and the sunshine pop of the Beach Boys and the Association.
Although some of their recordings were pedestrian period pop, their best ones had an ambitious complexity, though their innocuous name and square, clean-cut image ensured that listeners of the time, and historical critics, have largely overlooked and undervalued their work.
And if you like this, when you're through here, go over to Power Pop HERE, and get a taste of two more, including the gorgeous single "That's The Way," which I'm still not convinced isn't Cher backed by Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound.
YOU'RE SO GOOD TO ME