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Monday, May 9, 2011

THE WALKER BROTHERS - DOIN' THE JERK


John (Maus) Walker, rest in peace. Sad to wake up this morning and see that he passed away after a struggle with liver cancer.

While they weren't blood brothers, the three Americans who made up the Walker Brothers took the UK (and Europe) by storm with their version of British beat. The chaps made some damn fine pop singles of the finest quality before breaking up in 1968 (although the group had also reunited in the mid 70's).

This was the b-side of the Walker Brothers first UK release, and one of my absolute favorite sides from the group. The Walker's show off their impressive harmonies and John lays out some fantastic twangy guitar breaks on this number that, when closing one's eyes, is guaranteed to conjure images of go-go girls and boys in striped shirts.

from 1965...

THE WALKER BROTHERS - DOIN' THE JERK

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