THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD
592) The Dry Grins* — “She’s a Drag”
Chris Bishop calls this late ’65 A-side a “teen loser lament.” (https://garagehangover.com/rogues-dry-grins/) A girl makes fun of this guy in public and he knows she’s right, but has the presence of mind to tell her “baby, you’re a drag”, of course accompanied by a bouncy Al Kooper “Like a Rolling Stone”-ish organ. That’ll show her! Maybe the band should have been called the Dry Heaves.
Bishop further tells us that “Cyril Vetter of the Greek Fountains saw the Rogues [from Lafayette, Louisiana] and produced a release for them on the Montel-Michelle label, though he changed the band’s name temporarily to the Dry Grins.”
* It seems that a dry grin is a smile caused by embarassment.
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