April 9, 2009

Mod-A-Day: Shadows of Knight

The mid 60s saw tons of garage bands rise up in the wake of the British invasion, and few had any real staying power. The Shadows of Knight however managed to record a handful of LPs and had some minor hits of covers. Their best album was undoubtedly their sophmore effort, 1967's Back Door Men which included this original, "I'll Make You Sorry."

Over the years the band has become a sort of cult classic for garage rock fans, primarily for their brash and gritty covers of "Gloria", "Oh Yeah", and Lou Christie's "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" which came to fame on the original Nuggets compilation.
"The Stones, Animals and Yardbirds took the Chicago Blues and gave it an English interpretation. We've taken the English version of the Blues and re-added a Chicago touch."
This self description is true, but it does a disservice to the band's orignal compositions which were equally good as a lot of the covers they did.

Shadows of Knight -- I'll Make You Sorry