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Paragons: Abba 7"

Paragons: Abba 7"


Tags: · 60s · garage · reissues · rock and pop · spo-default · spo-disabled
Vendor
Fan Club
Regular price
Sold out
Sale price
$7.00

The classic, and never properly rereleased, garage stomping single by Charlotte's The Paragons is finally available again.  Ripped from an original copy and remastered for this vinyl release.  Labels are near-exact copies of the original. 



Our take: Fan Club repress of this great, obscure garage single from North Carolina circa 1966. An original will set you back upwards of two grand, and I can see why… this is as brilliant a slice of 60s garage as you’ll find. The a-side pulls out all the stops with a great guitar hook, a huge chorus, and even a rousing call-and-response part. The vibe reminds me of Them’s best tracks, but it could have just as easily come from London or Canada or Peru or anywhere that was pumping out garage bands as quickly as teenagers could lap them up. While the a-side has been comped several times, the b-side hasn't gotten out there as much, and it’s worth hearing. More mid-paced, it’s driven by a Byrds-y guitar line and features some great fuzz guitar too. North Carolinians will be particularly interested in this, but this is a heavyweight for any deep 60s garage head.