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Thursday, February 27, 2014

THE EYES - I'M ROWED OUT b/w WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS

While 'I'm Rowed Out' may be a blatant re-write of The Who's 'Can't Explain', something about the energy of the record and the performance practically trumps the record that it was aping. To be fair, though, 'Can't Explain' was a record that was basically rewriting 'Louie Louie', and there's no denying that imitation can bring about great art. 'I'm Rowed Out' captures the excitement and nose thumbing of the beat era as good as any other record of the era. This record completely tanked commercially (along with the rest of The Eyes catalog), was never released outside of the UK, and as such it's exceedingly scarce- it's one that was on my want list for a LONG time. In my opinion, this record is the greatest of all the so-called 'freakbeat' records of the era!

Unlike many singles of the era, both sides are equally stellar, and the moody and raving 'When The Night Falls' (the A side when the record was released) is probably the more unique of the two tracks.

The Eyes, from the Ealing district of west London,  saw no fewer than SIX name changes during their brief existence between 1964-67.

from 1966...

THE EYES - I'M ROWED OUT

b/w WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS

2 comments:

Morgan Young said...

Just flat out one of the great singles of the genre.

Unknown said...

I completely agree with Morgan Young's sentiments, both sides are great. Love the chorus of "I'm Rowed Out", as good as anything in all of rock 'n roll.