April 20, 2009

Mod-A-Day: Beat By Five

Beat By Five is a German mod/garage band that was very popular around the turn of the century. While their recorded output isn't that extensive they still garnered quite a following playing live across Europe and, obviously, all over Germany.

The song here, "Marquee's Party" is nice, driving beat number that is exemplary of the band's overall sound. Lik this one, all the band's songs have a swingin' sixties feel to them, but with a healthy dose of rhythm and blue. Whether they are singing in English or German the garage rock vibe is strong, the guitars are loud, there's some nice organ work, and overall it's pretty great.

Beat By Five -- Marquee's Party