THE BARE FACTS - "Bad Part Of Town" / "Georgiana" (Jubilee 45-5544) October 1966
This outstanding double sided garage rocker was recorded by a group of teenagers from the Portsmouth area of Scioto County, Ohio. Back in the mid 80s I must have played 'Bad Part Of Town' hundreds of times having discovered the song via my favourite ever garage psych comp 'Mayhem & Psychosis #2'.
It was only natural to want to own an original copy of 'Bad Part Of Town' when I decided to seriously collect 60s garage singles in the late 90s.
Both sides were recorded at Jay Gee / Jublee Records studios in Broadway, NYC sometime in 1966. The record didn't break out on a national level but sold thousands back home in Scioto County, Ohio where The Bare Facts were considered rock'n'roll royalty and mainly a blue eyed soul group.
A second Bare Facts 45 followed but the punk attitude had been replaced by a commercial pop sound.
Ron Pruitt (rhythm guitar)
Bill Williams (lead guitar/vocals)
Dave Craycraft (organ)
Rusty Pruitt (drums)
Randy Boldman (bass)