An absolutely mind-melting stormer from the king of the bongos, Preston Epps. Epps hit it big in the late 50s with the tune "Bongo Rock" (which was covered to terrific effect by Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band in the early 70s). This tune goes beyond the novelty aspect of the previous hit, though, into some crazy hyper-speed tempos and incredible breaks.
01 Nov 04 ·[email protected]: Hey!! if you own Preston Epps "Afro Mania"!! then you must own the "B" side "Love is The Only Good Thing"? Just seen a mint- copy on JO Jo sell for £150.00 wow!! Best!! Glen. 01 Nov 04 ·tinks: yeah, that's the one!
These Canary Islands boys try their best to disguise their accents on this snarling proto-Stooges number with almost militaristic drumming and ethereal backing vocals. The flip to the club classic "Get on Your Knees".
from the single 3-2-1-Ah (Calla) available on CD - Planetary Pebbles 2: Exitos a-Go-Go (AIP)
19 Apr 01 ·scrubbles: Ooooh, I dig this song - gotta love those Smokey Robinson lyrics! "A little bad comes along with every good/You've got to take the bitter with the sweet." 07 Dec 05 ·Swinging London: Reminds me of 'Don't Mess With Bill'.
Quite an old fashioned sound for 1967...The Marvelettes didn't seem to really keep up with the times.