Thursday, February 05, 2015

Saturday's Children - 2 E.P. Set (1966-67)

 The Windy City has given birth to lots of cool music, including the 1960s pop group, Saturday's Children -- Chicago's answer to John, Paul, George &Ringo.
Before horn rock trashed the city's rock 'n' roll rep, midwest mecca Chicago boasted arguably the strongest teen scene on the planet.
Back then, c. 1966, local bands played one of two styles: "Beatles" or "Stones". The Shadows of Knight best exemplify the latter racket, while a more melodic style was mined by the the such Windy City notables as the New Colony Six and the Cryan Shames. But no band in Chicago could come close to Saturday's Children when it came to capturing the sound of the Fab Four.
Lead singer Geoff Bryan sung with the strength and confidence of McCartney and Lennon, and at the same time, possessed a similar knack for melody. His songs were recorded by the Cryan Shames, The Shady Daze and a formative version of the Buckinghams (The Centuries). Yet the magic was in the records he cut with his own band, Saturday's Children.

Ron Holder (gtr, vcls)
Dave Carter (gtr)
Jeff Boyan (bs, vcls)
Rick Goettler (organ)
George Paluch (drms)

 They released three singles on the Dunwich label and the unreleased "A Man With Money" appeared later on the retrospective compilation Early Chicago in 1971. These eight tracks are from the Sundazed double E.P. (Sundazed SEP-2 126 / 1997) and contains all their material.


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