They’ve been called “America’s Lost Band.” Actually, the Remains were not so much lost as they were woefully under-appreciated. Meeting at Boston University in 1964, they were soon drawing capacity crowds at The Rat. Led by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Barry Tashian, the Remains were an incredibly tough four-piece with talent and chutzpah to spare. The group was soon recording for Epic Records, they played the happening spots in NYC, and they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. However, in 1966, on the cusp of opening for The Beatles on their final U.S. tour, drummer Chip Damiani quit and the group began a slow-motion disintegration. By the time Epic Records actually released The Remains on September 26, 1966, the group had broken up. With no band to promote it, the LP quickly sank, seemingly without a trace. But - a band this brilliant could not be ignored. Their driving, in-your-face “Don’t Look Back” caught the ear of Lenny Kaye, who included it on the massively influential 1972 Elektra compilation Nuggets, and the legend of The Remains grew with belated discovery. Eventually, the group and their lone album were vaulted to legendary status.
Our release captures a vital American band at the peak of their powers. Pressed on white vinyl, in powerhouse mono. You must grab a copy of this limited reissue now!
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