THE KINGS RANSOM - 'Shame'/'Here Today Gone Tomorrow' (Integra 101) July 1967
Another teenage group with the 'English' sound were The Kings Ransom from Allentown, Pennsylvania. They combined the energetic beat approach of The Rolling Stones with a 12 string Rickenbacker to produce an altogether satisfying folk punk jangler in 'Shame'..
'Shame' and the flip 'Here Today Gone Tomorrow' were group originals and recorded at Frank Virtue studio and found an interesting article in Billboard from March 1968 that I've uploaded below.
The Kings Ransom were one of those obscure mid 60s groups that had a big local following but were virtually unknown outside of their home State. The played regular at venues such as The Purple Owl, King Arthur's Court, The Mod Mill and The Mad Hatter.
Bob Dougherty (vocals)
Vince Homick (rhythm guitar)
Bob Werley (lead guitar)
Chuck Hoey (drums)
Glen Zoski (bass)
THE KINGS RANSOM - Shame