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A highly regarded Massachusetts punk band, who were originally known as Barry and The Remains. They had quite a reputation in the Boston area in the late sixties, and opened for The Beatles last tour in the Summer of 1966.
Strong covers and one stellar original, Why Do I Cry, prove once again that The Remains were one of the very best.
Briggs and Tashian were later part of an embryonic Flying Burrito Brothers line-up and Barry was also connected with Chirco who released one rather rare LP The Visitation on Crested Butte. He's still an active musician on the folk circuit and has published a book 'Ticket To Ride' - his diary of The Beatles last U.S. tour on which The Remains were a support act.
Although Billy Vera wrote Don't Look BackThe Remains made it their own. The song was also recorded by The Instincts, and by The Rising Storm on their Calm Before LP (also featured on Endless journey - Phase 1).
In 1998 Barry, Billy, Vern and original pre-Beatles-Tour drummer Chip Damiani were invited to Spain, where they still enjoy a fanatical following, for a reunion event. This was followed by the Cavestomp '98 event nearer to home in NYC in November, and turned out to be a warm-up for a historic homecoming at the Paradise Club in Boston on 20th March 1999. Headlining with a reformed Lost and The Rising Storm, this was the ultimate Boston tea-party. The Remains were in smokin' form, tight and rockin', with Barry's vocals in fine fettle. The band seemed to get as much of a buzz as the 600+ sell-out crowd, whose age-range attested to their timeless appeal. ~
(Vernon Joynson / Anuj Goyal / Max Waller / Joe Nagarya)
1 Heart (G. Aber, T. Hatch) 2:40
2 Lonely Week-End (C. Rich) 3:26
3 Don't Look Back (B. Vera) 2:41
4 Why Do I Cry (B. Tashian) 2:52
5 Diddy Wah Diddy (E. McDaniel , W. Dixon) 2:35
6 You Got A Hard Time Coming (B. Tashian) , V.R. Miller, Jr.) 2:10
7 Once Before (R. Damiani) , V.R. Miller, Jr.) 2:09
8 Thank You (B. Tashian) 3:17
9 Time Of Day (B. Tashian) 2:18
10 Say You're Sorry (W.H. Briggs, III) 2:20
Bonus Tracks: 11 Mercy, Mercy (D. Covay) 2:38
12 I Can't Get Away From You (V.R. Miller, Jr.) 2:36
13 But I Ain't Got You (V.R. Miller, Jr.) 2:11
14 Me Right Now (B. Tashian) 2:29
15 My Babe (W. Dixon) 2:11
16 I'm Talking About You (C. Berry) 2:13
17 Ain't That Her (B. Tashian) 2:11
18 Baby, I Believe In You (B. Tashian) 2:36
19 When I Want To Know (B. Tashian) 2:11
20 All Good Things (V.R. Miller, Jr.) 2:14
WILLIAM BRIGGS keyb'ds
CHIP DAMIANI drms
VERN MILLER bs, gtrs, horns
BARRY TASHIAN gtr, vcls
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