|Paul Revere (top center) and his "Raiders"|
Despite their flamboyant duds (predating the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper years), they were a serious force to reckon with in mid-60s rock with Mark Lindsay's vocals rivaling some of the best rock & roll voices of the day (e.g., John Lennon, Mike Smith of DC5, and Eric Burdon of the Animals), and trademark choreographed steps that pleased fans and set them apart as a premiere 60s party band.
Among my favorite Raiders’ tunes: "Hungry," "Good Thing," “Kicks” (one of the earliest ANTI-drug rock songs), and "Just Like Me" (perhaps the best showcase of Lindsay’s edgy vocals). Mr. Revere tirelessly delighted his fans in clubs and 1960s rock shows for decades, with shows scheduled well into 2015.
Thanks for the music, Paul, and thanks for staying a loyal Northwest guy.
October 7, 2014