14. THE GREEN BEANS - (DON'T GIVE ME NO) FRICTION



THE GREEN BEANS - '(Don't Give Me No) Friction'/'Superstition' (Mercury 72504) Oct 1965

Whenever my girlfriend asks me to help her with the housework this cool song by The Green Beans comes into my head. '(Don't Give Me No) Friction' was produced by Mike Curb and according to Davie Allan's official website he confirms that he played session guitar on both Green Beans 45s.

'Friction' was famously covered by Australian cavemen The Missing Links.

The Green Beans released a follow up on Tower Records 'Who Needs You'/'Knock On My Door (Tap On My Window) and some copies came housed in a picture sleeve showing this outfit looking like 50s throwbacks with dodgy green rocker hair.




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  1. Great song, hadn't heard this one before. Love the guitar solo, very acidy sounding for late 1965.

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  2. Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Vol. 20 includes this group's "Who Needs You." It's not as good as "Friction," but check out what Greg Shaw wrote in the back-cover liners:

    "This is what the Monkees might have sounded like if they'd gotten together in a garage somewhere instead of a corporate boardroom."

    I guess Shaw never saw that greasers-with-green-hair pic sleeve!

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