THE FIFTH ORDER - A THOUSAND DEVILS (ARE CHASIN' ME) - Part 2


THE FIFTH ORDER - 'A Thousand Devils (Are Chasin' Me)'/'Today (I Got A Letter)' (Laurie LR 3404) Sept 1967

During mid '67 The Fifth Order returned to producer Ray Allen's studio in Louisville, Kentucky and recorded five Jack Sender songs. The best song and garage classic 'Bonfire' was for some insane reason not chosen as a side for the single that followed in September.

'A Thousand Devils (Are Chasin' Me)' was picked as the A Side. With it's jaunty commercial sound and soul influenced background vocals, the record did well locally once again when released on Counterpart. This time around Laurie Records signed the group and the 45 was picked up for national release but flopped.

According to the liners of the Break-A-Way release, The Fifth Order appeared on TV Show 'Upbeat' in Cleveland. Maybe one day the tapes of that performance will show up some place on the internet.

THE FIFTH ORDER - A Thousand Shadows (Are Chasin' Me)


this piece appeared in Billboard Sept 1967 - just look at some of those groups!

Comments

  1. Yes this is the more commercial side of The Fifth Order, but I think that it is still another winner and with it's upbeat commercial melody should have been a big hit. A vastly under rated group.

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