I’m a stone-cold sucker for wacky girl-group songs of the 50s/60s, particularly if there’s lots of whooping and hollering in the background, and especially if there’s a lone male in the mix doing a frog-voice vocal fry to make the proceedings even nuttier. Thus, “Low Grades and High Fever” by LINDA LAINE (WITH THE SINNERS) wins high marks across the board from me, as I’m sure it will from you.
Here’s an earworm to end all earworms – the gum-smacking, child-clapping, metal-wheels-on-pavement sounds of 1965’s “Skateboard Song” from NORMA TRACEY & THE CINDERELLA KIDS. The flip, “Leroy”, is so beyond the pale that I have forbid myself from sharing it with anyone, and indeed from ever playing it again. This one’s pretty gnarly, as I’m sure you’d agree.