Silly costumes aside, Paul Revere & The Raiders were responsible for some of the most infectious garage rock singles of the late 1960s and early ‘70s. They recorded “Louie Louie” in the same studio as the Kingsmen classic at around the same time, and were the first to record “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone” before The Monkees took it to the charts. They also promoted themselves on TV dressed in full Revolutionary War regalia to help sustain their popularity with appearances on Dick Clark’s Where The Action Is, Happening ’68, Happening, The Ed Sullivan Show and even an episode of Batman. In fact it was those silly costumes and wacky TV antics that somewhat obscured the great records they committed to wax and took to the upper regions of the charts including indelible singles like “Kicks,” “Him Or Me, What’s It Gonna Be,” “Hungry,” “Good Thing,” their sole number one hit which was actually a Mark Lindsay solo single “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” and this one from 1965.
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