Friday, May 27, 2005

The Barbarians !

Formed in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in 1963, The Barbarians got their big break in 1964, when they scored a slot on the T.A.M.I. Show. The band's barbaric, nonconformist image was a big part of their appeal.
They grew their hair longer than most of their contemporaries and wore leather sandals instead of Beatle boots.
And then there was their drummer Moulty, who had a hook for a left hand. Moulty was hardly self-conscious about his handicap; on the tiny hit single immortalized on Nuggets (titled, logically enough, "Moulty"), he tells the story of the triumph over his loss in no uncertain melodramatic terms.
The band also managed a somewhat bigger hit single, the British Invasion-inspired novelty "Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl."

The Barbarians - Moulty

The Barbarians - Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl


Paul Robeson - My Curly Headed Baby

Allez, bonne nuit les petits & see you monday.


Blogger C. said...

"Moulty" is one of the most amazing things ever recorded. Take care, Rev!

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

autre suggestion puisqu'on parle des nuggets.
Un post sur les amboy dukes.

Yeah !

Dj Alfred Hitchcock magazine
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8:14 PM  
Blogger guapo said...

They made another good one too. It`s called "What the new breed say". I`m sure you know it- others should check it out!

1:52 AM  
Blogger Dan Phillips said...

I was a big Barbarians fan back in high school. I'm with Mr Barf on "What The New Breed Say" being a great tune. I used to go see this band in Memphis called Don Nix and the New Breed back then. He named the band after that song and sang it as the opener. Don had been a horn player in the Mar-Keys and later became a songwriter and recording artist on his own, working with Leon Russel, among others. Thanks for another memory jog.

4:11 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

I was in high school on Cape Cod and was a huge Barbarian fan. I had totally forgottne them until this posting. Are You a Girl or Are you a Boy was one of our favorites. Thanks!

5:51 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Thanx y'all ,but please don't wear those leather sandals...please...

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Karli said...

today at the bar I tend a regular told me he is the sole surviing member of this band.... so I had to look it up... nice to see some info is out there

7:37 AM  

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