“She Got Me” b/w “Cryin’ Over Luv”
(Mojo-Bone Rekkids MB-10)
Brand new limited edition vinyl 7″ w/ rubber-stamped inner + 2-sided insert only 1000 copies pressed!
Californian legends THE MISUNDERSTOOD should need no real introduction here, their incredible story having been told in great detail in more recent years, but to summarise, they started out as a decent (if fairly typical) Riverside, California garage band in the mid-60s. Here, they were discovered by equally legendary DJ John Peel (then working in the US as John Ravenscroft). Having cut a few recordings locally, the band relocated to the UK in June 1966 on Peel’s recommendation. There, with pedal steel maestro Glenn Campbell onboard, and recruiting ex-Answers guitarist Tony Hill (to replace the departed Greg Treadway), they entered London’s innovative underground scene, blew everyone’s minds with their devastating proto-psych approach and came to an abrupt end within just a few short months, thanks to label indifference and the dreaded draft…
Backtracking to 1965, the 2 sides contained herein were taped at a local studio, William Locy Sound Company. “She Got Me” dates from a 20th December session, and was a tough remake of a track they’d originally cut the previous summer, at the same time as “Cryin’ Over Luv”. Both sides benefit from a fresh remaster especially for vinyl, courtesy of Californian archivist, Alec Palao.
Brand new and unplayed, direct from the label!