ERNIE & the EMPERORS - GOT A LOT I WANT TO SAY



ERNIE & the EMPERORS - "Meet Me At The Corner" / "Got A Lot I Want To Say" (Reprise 0414) September 1965

I've been meaning to write about this disc for some time but for various reasons never got around to the task. It's a splendid little record and I've had it for years before recently finding out that Ernie & the Emperors made some line-up changes and their name to the more familiar Giant Crab. I have plenty of Giant Crab records and they're a solid outfit too playing a late 60s psychedelic rock style.

"Meet Me At The Corner" is completely influenced by the British Invasion sound, in particular the pop orientated groups like Herman's Hermits, The Beatles and other Merseybeat groups. It's a decent little number and very commercial, rising to the top of the Charts in their local regions. In Santa Barbara they had a strong following and were well respected.

The flip "Got A Lot I Want To Say" is another British Invasion influenced side but this time they add plenty of fuzz creating a much tougher sound. This number surfaced on the compilation CD "Destination Frantic #3" but other than that appearance the song is not that well known.

There is an Ernie & the Emperors Facebook page for more details, information and photographs.






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