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.https://www.allmusic.com/album/were-not-just-anybody-mw0001534399
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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