August 3, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Music Explosion

The Music Explosion were a mid-sixties garage rock outfit from the American midwest. In 1967 they scored a huge hit with the catchy, sunny, poppy "Little Bit O' Soul" which finished it's run up the charts just one spot short of the top, but hung in there at 2nd place for 11 weeks and sold a million copies. The band never did manage to repeat that success. However, their first single, "Little Black Egg" from 1966, was in my opinion a grittier, tighter piece of soulful, garage rock. It was a regional hit and helped get the band local notice which led to their being able to record "Little Bit O' Soul."

The Music Explosion -- Little Black Egg