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Paul Revere & the Raiders

Ride Your Pony / (You're a) Bad Girl -RECORD STORE DAY 2012- 7" Single

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Record Store Day 2012 Limited Edition release


Paul Revere & the Raiders delivered a ton of magnificent flavors during their '59–'72 run as hit-makers, from boogie and rhythm & blues to lush psych-pop. However, the years 1965 and 1966 may well be the group's most beloved era, when the Raiders drove their Pacific Northwest grind head-on into the incoming Brit Invasion sounds of the Animals and the Kinks. The result? ’60s Garage Punk. And two originally unissued numbers from this prime moment are featured here. An August '65 cover of Lee Dorsey’s “Ride Your Pony” is stock Raiders at their most floor-filling, featuring Mark Lindsay’s demanding vocals, Paul Revere's churning Vox organ, and an incessant riff from the group’s scale-tipping lead guitarist, Drake Levin. On the flipside, “(You’re a) Bad Girl” is one full summer’s leap (recorded in July ’66), and is a stunning folk-punk romp. Lindsay provides taunting, deep, Jagger-esque verses, a pounding rhythm section is provided by bassist Phil Volk and drummer Mike Smith, and Jim Valley (new to the group) perfectly contributes to the legendary twin-guitar sound that producer Terry Melcher would often add to the Raiders mix. We're proud to bring you this mighty pairing–the first time on vinyl for both tracks, and direct from the original Columbia Records mono masters!

1. Ride Your Pony
2. (You’re A) Bad Girl

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