THE SHINDOGS - "Who Do You Think You Are" / "Yes, I'm Going Home" (Viva V.601) June 1966
I don't think I could have a Los Angeles teenage rock exposé without including The Shindogs, who were the 'house band' on TV Show Shindig!. They had an ever changing line-up but when Shindig! was cancelled during January 1966, The Shindogs settled on a regular line-up and released some singles that were commercial failures although this 45 did break into the lower reaches of the Billboard Top 100.
'Who Do You Think You Are' had the potential to be a real sunset strip garage swinger but the vocal arrangement, for me, really subdues the power and the song just fizzles out. Far superior is the 60s pop 'Yes, I'm Going Home' on the flip.
James Burton (lead guitar) and Glen D. Hardin (organ) eventually went on to become part of Elvis Presley's backing band
|Billboard advert - June 1966|
|image provided by Greg Prevost|