3.15.2010

The Standells - Zebra in the kitchen(1964)/B.J. Quetzal(1965)


Zebra in the kitchen 1964
Even though the Standells were signed to Liberty Records, we were allowed a special record deal with MGM Records. The recording Zebra in the Kitchen, was the title song from the movie of the same name, starring Jay North. Sung by Larry, the song was produced by Perry Botkin Jr., who was quite a well-known composer / arranger for films in those days. The song was not written by us. It was not even written as a rock song and we had to completely re-arrange it.(Larrys Tamblyn notes)

B.J. Quetzal 1965
Also found something nice n interesting here

Early stuff...not what we are get used to listen about the guys, but quite lovely too, its impossible not to move your feet with the rhythm!!!
I prefer the zebra in the garage...sory in the kitchen, I saw one similar here.

12 comments:

The Bomber said...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5WOEH8QZ
Passw: mza-garage.blogspot.com

YankeeBoy said...

The flip side of "Zebra..." is even better - "Someday You'll Cry". A great moody garage ballad.

anyonesdaughter said...

awesome, cant wait to listen to this!!!! but i must wait, i am writing from my workplace....

cheers!!

Anonymous said...

excellent stuff!!!! Does anyone have the 2 songs they did in the 'Munsters Go Home' episode of the Munsters? I am sure they never properly recorded them, so if they DO exist, no doubt they'd be taken from the show sound itself....anyone have those cool nuggets? jim

QuizMasterChris said...

I think any B-side "Quetzal" song would be a Sonny Bono composition. He had a habit of writing B-sides with "quetzal" in the title.

Anonymous said...

thx to GYRO 66 from twilightzone for your post

[03] the standells - zebra in the kitchen (mgm)
# 30 We're Gonna Love This Way USA Garage Greats 1965-1967 (and beyond!) VA (GYRO RECORDS)

thx for UP
FG.

Zeno said...

Thanks Man :) You really made my day with this one!
Cheers!

Anonymous said...

standells @ munsters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWxIAbpbyrA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iFpomw5sDo&feature=related

FG.

popsike said...

Nice post... Man can u upload the link for "The Beat Merchants: The Beats Go on...(UK Freakbeat, 1963-67)" please? the link is broken, thank you...

popsike said...

URl: http://mza-garage.blogspot.com/2008/03/beat-merchants-beats-go-onuk.html

Anonymous said...

Am I imagining this? I thought the Monkees also did the song "B.J. Quetzal". (No, I'm not thinking of D.W. Washburn...)

The Bomber said...

Ahhh yes...cant remember now...we will have to check that!