THE GUILLOTEENS - FOR MY OWN - The HBR Singles - Part 2


THE GUILLOTEENS - 'For My Own'/'Don't Let The Rain Get You Down' (HBR 451) October 1965

The Guilloteens follow up to 'I Don't Believe' was the superb punk jangler 'For My Own'...HBR even sent out some copies resplendent in a psychedelic picture cover. 'For My Own' was, in my opinion, their finest two and a bit seconds of coolness. Strong vocals, chiming guitars, clattering tambourine and uncluttered production equals greatness in my book.

The flip 'Don't Let The Rain Get You Down' is a Brit Invasion ballad and is similar in sound and style to the slow paced ballads The Searchers churned out. It was therefore no surprise to learn from Mike Markesich's sleeve notes from The Guilloteens 'Complete Singles Collection' released on Misty Lane Records, that the Memphis trio performed with The Searchers on TV Show Shindig playing the R'n'B standard 'I Got My Mojo Working.'..and by all accounts out performed them.


THE GUILLOTEENS - For My Own


Dutch pic sleeve



pic from KRLA Beat


Billboard review - Oct 1965

Comments

  1. I have this 45 and it is one of my personal faves. The moment those pounding drums kick in... coolness. I wonder if they didn't nick the bridge from 'As tears go by'?

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