The Dovers — “She’s Not Just Anybody”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — March 17, 2022

385) The Dovers — “She’s Not Just Anybody”

The Dovers were Santa Barbara garage greats — “a group everyone agrees should’ve been big stars. Their four [’65-’66] singles are classics one and all. Yet, although one was picked up for national release by Reprise, nothing came of it . . . .” (liner notes to the Pebbles comp, Vol. 8: Southern California 1) Richie Unterberger writes that:

The[y] are rightly revered among collectors for having released a few of the finest obscure pop-oriented singles in the ’60s garage rock style. . . . “She’s Not Just Anybody[” was] among the best such singles to combine heavily Beatles/Byrds-influenced guitars, melodies, and vocals with a distinctively self-pitying teen garage sullenness.

The Boss may have learned more from a three minute record than he ever learned in school, but I learned more about self-pitying teen garage sullenness from this under two minute gem than I ever learned . . . oh, forget it!

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