Song of the Day: The Remains

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Artist: The Remains Track: "Why Do I Cry" Album: The Remains Listen

About the music

I'm not too familiar with the '60s-era garage bands that populated the Northeast, or specifcally the Boston area, but I've listened to this energetic quartet that purveyed some interesting work during the latter part of the decade.

Except for the very heavy hitters, most vintage garage music sounds fairly similar, which means fans of it have much to choose from. This album, put out by the Remains in 1966, is another one to go bonkers to: punchy, tight rhythms and songs about chicks.

Why to know it

Legacy Recordings, a Columbia inprint, is putting out a collection of albums that celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Last week, I got this reissue, as well as a Moby Grape retrospective and a Jefferson Airplane disc documenting one of their legendary shows at the Fillmore East.

You should buy all of it.

Plus, these four American dudes opened for the Beatles on their final U.S. tour, including the epic performance at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.