This was a dollar and had a bunch of songs I like. I did not realize it at the time I bought this, but it is another record from the Al Lake collection. What do we know about Al Lake? He is a brash fellow who lets you know in bold letters on the front of the cover that this is his record. No sensible signature on the back cover for him.
The Dave Clark Five or DC5 were right behind the Beatles in terms of popularity during the British Invasion. Initially, the were more popular in the US than the UK but that evened out at the end of the decade. They would have 17 hit singles in the US, 18 appearances of the Ed Sullivan Show (the most by a British Invasion group), and were the first UK British Invasion band to tour the US. They would disband in 1970, thus remaining an artifact from that era unlike the Stones, the Who, or the Kinks who chugged on. After much prodding, they were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
This is basically a collection of their early hits which I believe came out in 1966, in the middle of their career. All the songs are good on this. Straight forward rock and roll. For samples, I went with “Because” and “Catch Us If You Can”, the latter being the theme from their movie. Directed by John Boorman, it was their take on A Hard Day’s Night. I saw it a couple of months ago and was slightly let down. First off, unlike the Beatles who played themselves, the DC5 played other people. Second, I seem to recall their music was more in the background and there were no scenes of them playing instruments that I remember. There was a funny scene at a costume party at the end but by that time, I had drifted pretty much out of it.
Anyway, Top Rated album for me. Enjoy Saturday.