|label. It’s a somewhat uneven affair, but contains 60’s pearls like “You Better Believe It”.
The Tony Hendrik Five from Cologne were one of the lesser known German bands that captured a major contract, but (or because of that) never managed to develop a distinctive style and image of their own. After the fantastic “I’ve Said My Say” (see Vol.8) they released a whole lot of quite unnecessary 45’s. Their 67 Columbia LP “Nightflight” is a strange mishmash of influences, but surprisingly offers a fab version of Billy Boy Arnold’s “I Ain’t Got You”. It probably came to their attention via The Yardbirds, but it’s a remarkably different arrangement and a great hip shaker in double speed.
Despite the name, The Savages were a rather tame pop combo from Frankfurt and three of their Aronda singles caused downward thumbs at Prae-Kraut Headquarters, although “Why Don’t You Stay” made it to the short list. Recently we’ve found the 67 debut and this little flower-power-folk-rock-jingle-jangle called “She’s Very Young” broke the ice.
The Ravers was one of about 50 aliases, the prolific Tonics were hiding behind, when recording for about nearly as much budget labels. After 5