THE PREACHERS - 'Stay Out Of My World'/'Who Do You Love'/'Hey Joe' (Sundazed SEP 191) 2009
'Stay Out Of My World' first appeared in October 1965 on (Moonglow 5006) and is a tough record to track down but thankfully Sundazed re-issued the cut on 45 a couple of years ago complete with a fabulous picture sleeve. There's no reason why readers of my blog should be without their own copy.
The Preachers got together in early 1964 and played the local bars in Manhattan Beach, moving on to be a resident band at the Casbah Club in Canoga Park. They quickly became very popular in the San Fernando Valley before eventually performing regularly on the Sunset Strip by mid 1965.
The original lead vocalist Richard Fortunato was replaced by John English who wrote the lyrics of 'Stay Out Of My World', the folk punker under the spotlight. John had no music to his words so organist Rudy Garza came up with that groovy organ riff to bring the whole thing together. Listening to his organ runs, I can't help but think of the riff Ray Manzarek used for 'Soul Kitchen'.
Richard Fortunato and bassist Zeke Jim Camarillo went onto The Vejtables, Fortunato then joined W.C. Fields Memorial Electric String Band with Preachers drummer Steve Lagana. Lead guitarist Hal Tennant may have been with The Bees at some point.
THE PREACHERS - Stay Out Of My World