Saturday, February 9, 2013

Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders - Just A Little Bit Too Late

I started out looking for "The Jaguar and the Thunderbird" by these guys.  (A Chuck Berry song, covered on their "Game of Love" album.)  Didn't find it by them, although there was a version by the Troggs.  I never expected that. It wasn't very good, but it was an odd thing to come across, I enjoyed it.  Didn't find the great version by Wayne and the boys though.  Evidently not every single thing is up on the 'Tube yet.

"Just A Little Bit" is a good tune though, and it illustrates a point:  these guys could really set up and play.  This is a tricky song, and they nail it.  Good clocks all around, very good time keeping.  Always interesting too, "Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders."  It was Wayne who dumped the band to increase his chances at the big money, and yet it was the band, working as "The Mindbenders" whose careers stretched out for a few more years with a hit or two.  Wayne disappeared. 

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