LIMEY & THE YANKS - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind


LIMEY & THE YANKS - 'Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind'/'Gather My Things And Go' (Loma 2059) October 1966

Limey & The Yanks formed in mid 1965 in Garden Grove, Orange Country and soon after became regulars at various Sunset Strip venues. Their first 45, 'Guaranteed Love' on the collectable Star burst Records label established them as an act with the potential to break out of Los Angeles.

They enjoyed plenty of publicity and appearances on prime time music shows which should have seen their potential reap deserved rewards but the follow up single 'Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind' on Loma didn't take Limey & The Yanks to the next level. This is a shame because several unreleased Limey recordings have recently emerged suggesting that an album could have followed any sizeable hit.

'Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind' was also released as a 45 by The Bit A Sweet and The Marauders.

I found a discussion about 'Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind' on the old G45 Forum. It appears that The Marauders released their version of the song first as the B-side to 'Jug Band Blues' (July/August 1966), followed by Limey & The Yanks (October 1966). The Bit A Sweet version was released sometime in 1967 as a B-side.

LIMEY & The Yanks - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind


Here's a glum lookin' Limey & The Yanks pictured with Batman and Robin. The shot was taken at a Batman press conference in 1966 where the band performed. Check out here for more details

Comments

  1. Here's a glum lookin' Limey & The Yanks pictured with Batman and Robin. Somehow I think their expressions would be different if Julie Newmar was present.
    Nice version though.
    Thanks for the listen Colin.

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  2. ha ha ha ...you're right Julie Newmar would have raised their spirits.

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  3. Great version, not as good as the Bit A Sweet version, yet better than the Marauders. Would you happen to know which of these three versions was recorded first?

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  4. Talking bout Batman...always thought that the fab four sang : Batmaaaan, in the song "Taxman".

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  5. I don't know for sure. I can remember a discussion taking place on the old G45 Forum some years ago but can't find the link. I'm sure if MTM reads this he'll have the answer.

    I actually like this version the best.

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  6. I found that G45 discussion and have updated my entry.

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  7. Thanks for clearing that mystery up, much appreciated.

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  8. I knew the Bit A Sweet version, but
    had not heard this one. The whole track shows why this is the best version in particular the organ. lead vocals and harmonies. A really class track. Thanks, Colin

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  9. Said in the article the lead singer "Limey" had the flu in this photo.

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  10. I've actually heard 5 different versions of 'Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind". There is a debate whether The Marauders or Limey & The Yanks performed it first. The Bit A' Sweet performed it a year later. The other two versions were performed in the past couple of years. Both terrible in my opinion. I do prefer Limey & The Yanks version of the song.

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  11. Thanks for that Tommie - You're right about 'Limey', I read in the latest Ugly Things magazine that he was unwell at the time of the shoot.

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  12. There is another "garage" version of the song, by the Emotionals from Wisconsin, but that 45 wasn't issued til January, 1967.
    I think there is a soul version, but I don't have the 45.

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