THE ADVANTES - 'I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better'/'Done It Again' (Tripper 60611) 1966
Here's a crudely recorded and produced record by a group of teenagers from Pennsylvania (according to Barry Wickhams Price Guide). Both sides have that basement sound and to be honest the lo-fi couldn't get much lower. The labels were even put on the wrong side of the disc, hence the reason for the song title stickers. This record couldn't get anymore amateurish. The boys from The Advantes must have been really pissed off.
'I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better' is a solid version of Gene Clark's classic folk rocker but for me the jewel is on the B-Side. 'Done It Again' is probably an Advantes original and the group really begin to smoke on their folk garage anthem. The lead guitarist sets my pulse racing with his mid song guitar break and that drummer with his basic skin pounding gets top marks for creating a rather special and unassuming backbeat.
a REAL treat.
THE ADVANTES - Done It Again