Wednesday, September 24, 2008
THE DONAYS - DEVIL IN HIS HEART
It's a real mystery about how the Beatles got ahold of such amazing rare records to cover in their early days (they probably bought them from sailors, but that whole situation just seems surreal). Perhaps Brian Epstein had a source for imports? It just seems too strange that they got ahold of this one, shortly after its release in the US (where it flopped) and covered it for their first album. Whatever the case, this girl group gem is unspeakably hard to find (took me a LONG time to track down a copy). Thanks again to the fab four for doing their part in spreading the word. When we were re-watching the "Anthology" series recently and the Beatles were performing "Some Other Guy" at the Cavern in '62, I said to my girlfriend "You know, the Beatles really were the original northern soulies".