Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Max Falcon: Money Back Guarantee (Fraternity F-903)

Hmmm, this is interesting. I did a little searching around on Google and the only thing I can find on this guy is that he's a Canadian artist. So, how on earth did he end up on Cincinnati, Ohio-based Fraternity records? And how did this get released in the U.S. one month before it was released in Canada? According to the RCS Discography listing on Mr. Falcon, this was released in December 1962 on Fraternity, then released in January 1963 in Canada on Barry. Go figure.

Whatever the reason, what we have here is a pretty decent rocker. It doesn't quite rank as killer, but it does move quickly and efficiently like a well-oiled machine. Falcon's vocals are appropriately edgy and the back-up band gives it their all. Can't ask for better than that, especially since this is another flea market find for a buck.

Anyhow, the man in the song went to the store of love and got himself a girl. Old Cupid tells him that if he doesn't like her, just bring her on back for the refund. Hmm, sounds like white slavery to me, but oh well. He's more than satisfied and he's gonna tell her that he loves her "when the light's turned way down low," so who's to argue? Just sit back and wait for the hoppin' sax solo.

Ah, for such an innocent time to come again..........but then again, maybe not. I'd hate to have to worry about putting all that Brylcream in my hair. Oh, what the hey, I'm rambling. All you need to know is that this is a good 'un and that's the truth, daddy-o!

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