ROBB LONDON and the ROGUES - 'Bitter Tears'/'Standing Under Big Ben' (Beckingham Records BJ-1083) 1965
Beckingham Records were a small label operating out of San Antonio, Texas that were obviously touched by the Brit Invasion influence. It's all there if you look for the clues on the label....the music though is pure American, in particular Los Angeles folk rock and those teen punk moody ballads.
'Bitter Tears' is a slow, moody and short (1:45) rant of folk rock greatness edged along by a clattering tambourine. I can't hear any drums so the tambourine has become the backbeat for the sullen and depressed Robb London.
The flip 'Standing Under Big Ben' (these guys just loved the English angle) is another moody gem.
Two more Robb London and the Rogues 45s were released on Beckingham which I don't have at this point in time but they're on my radar.
ROBB LONDON and the ROGUES - Bitter Tears