There’s a page of history
reserved especially for the Knaves, Chicago’s original rock ‘n’ roll
vice squad, if for no other reason than "Leave Me Alone," the most
outrageous, in-your-face anthem of the mid-sixties garage band boom.
Unlike most garage records with their lyrical emphasis on boy-girl
post-breakup teenage rage, the Knaves aimed for a more elevated
target, the Establishment. And to put it mildly, they pulled no
punches. They were unconventional both in lyrics and looks. They were
the quintessential longhaired rock ‘n’ roll punks!