THE CINDERMEN - Don't Do It Some More ('Cause It Hurts So Good)



THE CINDERMEN - 'Don't Do It Some More ('Cause It Hurts So Good'/'True Love' (Moonglow M-5012) 1966

Here's a band that I'd like to know more about but scant information exists. As far as I can gather The Cindermen were one of the top rock bands from the San Joaquin Valley, California. Their star rose even higher when they became the house band at one of Sunset Strip's most popular clubs 'The Cinnamon Cinder'.

The promo photograph of the band came with another Cindermen 45 I bought earlier this year called 'Don't Knock It' which was the follow up 45 to 'Don't Do It Some More'.
There are two versions of 'Don't Do It Some More'...the more famous version from Pebbles Volume 8 is the fast paced groovy swinger with stingin' guitar and girl screams. A slower version was also released without the screams and most of the excitement. It still rules though! 




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  1. The Cindermen played house band in Newport Beach on the Balboa Penn at the Rendouvou Ballroom for a couple of years in mid 60's. I know because I was almost the Lead guitar replacment for Kelly but he got wise
    and came back so I played one song with them. Sure would love to hear more of their songs been a long time.

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  2. Good information about The Cindermen. Too bad you didn't become their permanent lead guitarist. Did you play with any other bands in the 60s?

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  3. I was the drummer in the Cindermen. I'm the guy sitting front in the picture. Actually the Cindermen didn't play at the Cinnamon Cinder, The New Life which was an out growth of The Cindemen did. The New Life was myself and Don Waley from The Cindermen and Steve Wood (eventually played with Kenny Loggins), Alan Shapazian, and Phil Reed (who was killed falling from a building while he was on tour with Flow and Eddie (former Turtles)). Go to http://www.samsinopoli.com to see a current picture of me.

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  4. Thanks for dropping by Sam.

    If you ever want to recount The Cindermen/New Life story please get in touch and I can send you some questions.

    colinlsd1967@msn.com

    EXPO67

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  5. Talk about a blast from the past! The Cindermen were from Fresno, California, my home town. They were one of the top local rock bands (along with the Roadrunners) in the mid-1960s. The original line-up as I knew them were Jim Kelly (lead guitar), Sam Sinopoli (drums), Fred Perry (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Don Waley (keyboards), Bill Brant (bass guitar), and Steve somebody (sax) whose last name I don’t remember. (Sorry if I misspelled some names.) I worked with Kelly at McDonald’s and knew Waley as the neighbor of my cousin. I picked Kelly’s brain at McD’s about music and developed an interest in playing myself. His girlfriend at the time (Marty O’Neil) was a classmate at Bullard of my girlfriend (Barbara Neff). I went to many dances at which they played, doing mostly covers. They got a record deal and moved to SoCal, playing as the house band at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Newport Beach. They wrote and recorded several original songs. I still have several of their 45s. Good Times.

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  6. Thanks for the info Jim. I've got an exclusive Cindermen interview with Sam Sinopoli coming soon.

    EXPO67

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