ON CLEAR VINYL
In 1965, the Preachers were as wild as it comes, both in image and sound. Despite their long haired/holier than thou hybrid look, this L.A. fivesome didn't preach so much as howl a hioctane punk-blues for the Sunset Strip set. Their greatest moment remains "Who Do You Love," an insanely intense reading by the group's original teenage wildman, Richard Fortunato.
Moonglow Records canned him for being too uncommercial, which just means he's one of our favorites. The Preachers tried riding the folk-rock wave but thankfully, they always come out sounding like the Preachers. Their previously-unheard "Hey Joe" is a thrilling folk-rock failure full of improvised words and the most nasally vocalizing this side of the Seeds. Moonglow Records hated this one too, which just means you gotta hear it. It's our turn to preach about these garage heroes, so we've also included their classic "Stay Out of My World."
Who Do You Love • Stay Out Of My World • Hey Joe
Tracks on this release also appear on the following compilation:
Garage Beat '66 Vol. 3: Feeling Zero CD