232) Paul and Ritchie and the Cryin’ Shames — “Come on Back”
The [Decca] Freakbeat Scene comp calls this ’66 B-side “one of the most exhilarating British records of the mid-to-late 1960s, a riot of manic vocals, frenzied guitar and florid organ playing.” Yup. The Real Life Permanent Dreams comp says it has a “magnificently neurotic vocal matched by a savage garage punk backing and a vague Eastern influence.” Yup.
What is astounding is that the single’s A-side was the standard “September in the Rain,” recorded by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Sarah Vaughan! WTF? Who in God’s name was the target audience?
Here is the A-side: