THE BOSTON TEA PARTY - 'Words'/'Spinach' (Challenge 59368) June 1967
The Monkees version of 'Words' was also released in most markets during June 1967, although they first recorded the song way back in October 1966. The demo version from Boyce & Hart was recorded even earlier during August '66.
The Boston Tea Party version of 'Words' probably pre-dates The Monkees hit having an earlier release on the small Los Angeles label Big Boss before being picked up by Challenge. Maybe the label should have considered 'Spinach' on the flip, as their plug side as it's a psych highlight with a freakadelic organ sound.
The Boston Tea Party originated from Burbank and were successful enough to release a few more 45s and an album on Flick Disc. I'll probably write about the group again at some point but until then hear their 'Words'....
Mike Deperna (keyboards)
Richard Deperna (bass)
Travis Fields (vocals)
David Novogroski (drums)
Mike Stevens (guitar)
THE BOSTON TEA PARTY - Words