The Good Feelins: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — June 21, 2022


492) The Good Feelins — “Shattered”

This ‘68 A-side from the San Bernardino garage band “steals the show . . . an intense, brooding punkadelic stomper with ripping fuzz guitar, in-your-face keyboards, and a wicked dual guitar break.” (Gilesi,

Psychedelicized gives some history:

From Pacific High School and San Bernardino Valley College in “Berdoo”, SoCal, this short-lived band reached its peak in 1967 when the boys signed with Liberty Records. They performed at many concerts . . . opening for Eric Burden and the Animals, The Grass Roots, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Music Machine, The Troggs and others. The group broke-up after only about a year, owing to Liberty dropping them and having lost two members to the Viet Nam draft.

Gilesi adds some more background:

The Good Feelins[‘] . . . . debut single . . . . “I’m Captured” is a fine slice of up-tempo garage pop and it’s no surprise that the 45 created enough of a buzz locally to be picked up by Liberty Records for national distribution in July of the same year. “I’m Lost / Shattered” was the group’s follow-up single released in March 1968 . . . but unfortunately . . . couldn’t repeat the success of their first release.

“I feel like I’ve been in a head-on collision because I hurt so bad since you made your decision. You packed your bags and left me behind. You put a lock at this glass-hearted mind. And now I’m shattered like broken glass. Yeah, I’m shattered, a thing in your past. Ever since that day I’ve had hallucination that you’ll come back to me with wild anticipation. To keep me going since you’ve been gone, ‘cause now I need to call somebody known. And now I’m shattered like broken glass. Yeah, I’m shattered, a thing in your past. Just give it some time, you say I’ll recover. I’ll be just like you and I will find another. But baby, ain’t it easy as all that ‘cause now I’m too far gone to come back. And now I’m shattered. Yeah, I’m shattered. [chorus: “Shattered”] Hey, come back baby. [chorus: “Shattered”]. I hurt so bad, yeah, oh.”

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