The Shady Daze — “I’ll Make You Pay”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — February 28, 2022

369) The Shady Daze — “I’ll Make You Pay”

This B-side of the Chicago garage band’s debut single (‘67) is one minute and fifty six seconds of pure mayhem, pure teenage romantic revenge fantasy. Garagebill says:

[B]eware, it sounds like your house is being demolished. Between the crashing cymbals which sounds like glass and appliances shattering, and the buzzy fuzzy guitar which sounds like a chainsaw wrecking the walls, this should be the theme song of every wrecking crew!

And Gilesi says that it is “an up-tempo fuzz monster that radiates an effortless cool.” (

I’m not sure the lyrics are all that coherent. How do the Daze think that making a lover beg for love is going to let her wounded ex do all the things she deprived him of? No matter — the teenage years can be confusing!

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