1.11.2008

Paul Revere & The Raiders: The Essential Ride (63-67)

No other rock & roll band has experienced the rollercoaster ups and downs in reputation that Paul Revere & the Raiders have known across 40 years in music. One of the most popular and entertaining groups of the 1960s, they enjoyed 10 years of serious chart action, and during their three biggest years (1966-69) got as much radio play as any group of that decade, sold records in numbers second only to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and received nearly as much coverage in the music press of the period (which included a lot of teen fan magazines) as the Beatles or the Rolling Stones. Yet when most histories of rock started getting written, Paul Revere & the Raiders were scarcely mentioned — at best, they were usually a footnote to the boom years of the late '60s.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

sad but true these were underated as a band, i love there music Tim

Anonymous said...

Link1 doesnt work

HaPe said...

Thats sad: one of the best albums I ever heard, and the link is dead !!!

the family cat said...

Some of these links go in with half the download button covered-which is like being sabotaged.But theres always an answer.Right click choose "this frame only" and its as normal

the family cat said...

It hardly matters to my mind what damn rock critics say or think.Fortunatly those days have now gone-when rock critics who think the World began and ended with junk like Led Zeppelin are having to rethink.
Not that it matters to me that much-I mean Bobby Vee or Bobby Rydell were always greater singers than any blasted rock people.Which also includes the many Revere variants some of whom became big country stars.