THE AVENGERS - YOU CAN'T HURT ME ANYMORE


THE AVENGERS - "When It's Over" / "You Can't Hurt Me Anymore" (F-G Records 104) May 1965

Fifty years ago this month The Avengers released their first teenbeat single inspired by The Beatles. Prior to this they played surf music but with the British Invasion in full swing and the boys all digging the merseybeat sound it was only natural to start playing it themselves albeit in Bakersfield, California of course.

I've previously written about the top side "When It's Over" so here's some information about "You Can't Hurt Me Anymore" on the flip. The song was written by Kenny Johnson who wrote two other Avengers tunes namely "Broken Hearts Ahead" and "I Told You So." He then released a very obscure single as The Chocolate Tunnel, a record I've covered on my website previously.

"You Can't Hurt Me Anymore" is a forceful mersey pop tune with a keen guitar break sounding perfect for the time.

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