Saturday, May 02, 2009
The Big Guys - Propulsion/Zombie
I'm happy to fill another request today. This time, Brian Marshall said that he wanted to hear the Big Guys single that I posted in my recent finds post a couple of weeks back. So, here it is.
There's not a lot that I can tell you about these guys. A couple of sites list this record as a 1964 release, which is a couple of years later than I would have guessed. Both sides have that really cool early 60's instro sound.
"Propulsion" is just about what you'd imagine from a song with that title, a fast paced guitar and sax rocker. There's also some organ and drums-a-plenty tossed into the mix. On second thought, maybe 1964 does sound about right because this song reminds me a just bit of "Wipeout" from the year before.
"Zombie" is a bit slower but just as good. Lots of sax here, with a great guitar part in the middle. The organ gives it just a bit of a haunting, spooky feel, which was probably the idea, given the title.