Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Kingsmen -Today

The Kingsmen -You Better Do Right/Today –Capitol 3576 (1973 US) 

This single came out a long way along The Kingsmen career. It seems that by 1973, they tried to actualise their sound  away from the Jolly Green Giant/Louie Louie workouts towards a more contemporary Hard Rock sound. Not sure what permutation of the band was behind this, but on this B side Today they rock out in a surprisingly assured manner with some fine lead guitar. You Better Do Right is also good, more melodic  like a cross between the Raspberries I’m a Rocker and a convincing Bob Seger number. 

Hear a full version of Today


Hear a full version of You Better Do Right


1 comment:

zyderock said...

Had the joy of mixing monitors for them just last Saturday and let me tell you they still ROCK!! Their show was an absolute blast of fun. 50 years on and still everything you'd want in a Saturday night rock n roll party band.