YESTERDAY'S CHILDREN - 'To Be Or Not To Be'/'Baby I Want You' (Parrot 45-PAR-314) January 1967
Yesterday's Children from Connecticut, unlease a powerful fuzz blast with a guitar tinged with the sitar sound. The singer spits out his sadness cos his girl has really hurt him bad since she left him, now his life lies in ruins.
"Seven days of tear and pain
Since you left me all alone.
The world is empty now
It will never be the same...no"
The single was their first and only record release in this garage style. The group recorded an album for Map City Records which I've not heard but it's supposedly late 60s heavy rock.
'To Be Or Not To Be' was a small hit on the WPOP Radio Charts, Hartford, CT and entered the top forty during February 1967. Yesterday's Children also had a four track EP released in France resplendent in a picture sleeve. I've not got this but found an image on popsike.
The flip 'Baby, I Want You' has no fuzz but is still a pretty good tune with just a hint of the British Invasion sound that they left behind on their fuzz swinger.
YESTERDAY'S CHILDREN - To Be Or Not To Be
|Billboard advert - January 1967|