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Of the countless studios cranking out garage band crudity coast to coast circa 1966, few were as off the beaten path as Jimmy Nicholls' 2-track studio in McAllen, Texas, near the Mexican border. Yet J-Beck Records artists from Corpus Christi such as the Bad Seeds, to cite just one example, cut their toughest sides at this red hot recording outpost.
Of a similar remarkable quality was McAllen's own Headstones who recorded for Nicholls' Pharaoh Records. "24 Hours (Everyday)" was the ravaging, "Gloria"-styled B-side of their debut single. While the Headstones achieved top ten status locally with their two singles on Pharaoh, it is this track and another Farfisa-drenched flip, "Bad Day Blues" that seal the Headstones' reputation as one of the great Texas garage bands.
24 Hours (Everyday) • Bad Day Blues