THE NASHVILLE TEENS - 'Google Eye'/'T.N.T. (Decca F.12000) October 1964
The follow up Nashville Teens single after the amazing 'Tobacco Road' was another John D. Loudermilk composition titled 'Google Eye'. It's a decent enough effort and reached top ten in Britain but is a little bit too novelty for me. For those of you out there who don't know what google eye means, well it's a catfish found in USA. I'm surprised the song hasn't been used to advertise the Google search engine before? You read it here first if that ever happens.
Far superior is the flip 'T.N.T.' an absolute R&B belter notable for it's tough vocals and killer guitar break. Remember, that this song was recorded in 1964 and you'll realise that The Nashville Teens out powered the rest at this stage in their careers including The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds.
During September of '64 they toured Britain with Billy J. Kramer and The Yardbirds and their exposure continued with support slots to The Animals throughout October and November.
In mid 1964 The Nashville Teens travelled to New York for a ten day visit and they appeared on Murray The K Kaufmann's Christmas Show at The Paramount Theatre in NYC. Due to visa problems the group were unable to travel to other parts of America.
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