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Paul Revere and the Raiders - Beatnik Sticks c/w Orbit (The Spy)dotdotdot
artworkIssued in 1960, this is one of Paul Revere and the Raiders earliest singles. The b-side is very uncharacteristic for early sixties Paul Revere and the Raiders. This single saw enough action to be picked up by Apex.
Picks: Orbit (The Spy)

Track by Track Review


Beatnik Sticks dotdotdot
Piano (Instrumental)

"Chop Sticks" and piano boogie woogie. Nifty.

Orbit (The Spy) dotdotdot
Space (Instrumental)

The "Boss" guitar intro, the spacy sfx, and the low-E guitar grind make this a really nice side trip in the annuls of presurf. Mostly a grindy progression, but very ominous. Most unlike what you'd expect from the Columbia period PR&R.