TERRY RANDALL - 'S.O.S.'/'Tell Her' (Valiant Records V-756) Dec 1966
Terry Randall is a bit of a mystery, although this killer protest 45 about the riots on Sunset Strip during November 1966 is a well known tune among garage hipsters. I first heard it on Highs In The Mid Sixties Volume 2 in less than stellar sound.
When I decided to collect original vinyl singles this record was one of the first on my 'wants' list mostly because it's got a swingin' garage beat that I dig the most and there's some great 'cop' put down lyrics. And no youth digs the cops or the 'filth' as they're mostly known in the North of England...
'S.O.S.' was a chart spotlight pick in Billboard trade magazine during December 1966.
The flip 'Tell Her' is a teener ballad. Both songs were written by Randy Benjamin.
TERRY RANDALL - S.O.S.
message from a reader:
Just listened to 'S.O.S.' by Terry Randall. Quite a discovery. And talking about cops: where I live (dutch speaking part of Belgium) a 'sos' is... a cop! Rob V.