THE BOGEYMEN – \”You Are On My Mind\” / \”Candy\” (F.F.Fascination Records 004) 1992
The Bogeymen hailed from the French town of Angouleme but their sound is very much a total rip of English band The Prisoners, who appear to be a massive influence.
This was their first 45 and is pretty hard to track down these days. \’You Are On My Mind\’ is a sort of soul mod work out with groovy organ. Laurent Bauer\’s vocals are excellent and are sung in English.
\’Candy\’ is much more R&B influenced and has it\’s roots firmly in the mid 60s English scene. I dig this one much more than the top side. Nice use of maracas that gives the sound that authentic touch and the fast pace of the song just never lets up.
Laurent Bauer (vocals, guitar, organ and harp)
Olivier Quinot (drums)
Philippe Traversat (guitar)
Yvee Le Diraison (bass)
More records would follow this debut 45 (I may write about some later) before Laurent Bauer would form The Lost Minds.