THE EVERLY BROTHERS - 'Good Golly Miss Molly' (Warner Bros 1676) January 1967

It's strange to think that the Everly's were bucking the trend in 1967 but they were. Everywhere was going psychedelic and day-glo with regards to album covers but they opted for a moody black and white shot for the front sleeve of 'The Hit Sound Of'. They were even recording old 50s / early 60s hits such as 'Blueberry Hill', 'Oh, Boy!' and 'The House Of The Rising Son'.

The clever thing that the Everly's did was to update those songs with a mod/beat touch utilizing some very tasty hammond organ and thunderous bass lines and guitar riffs on most of the songs.

None worked better than the killer version of 'Good Golly Miss Molly' which would make those Euro mod DJs freak-out if they knew where to look. It was never used as a 45 which was an oversight. Sometimes record company's didn't know their arse from their elbow.