The Rogues hailed from Buffalo, New York and were the same Rogues that released the awesome folk punk jangler \’You Better Look Now\’ on Audition in 1966. Check it out on Teenage Shutdown Volume 5. The R\’n\’B rave up \’Train Kept A Rollin\’ can be heard on Teenage Shutdown Volume 14.
Back to this 45 on Thunderbird. Here The Rogues sound like a completely different band than on their earlier offering. The A-Side \’Say You Love Me\’ is a straight 60s pop song in the style of The Association. Their song \’Windy\’ comes to mind. It still remains uncompiled but I\’ll be giving it a run out on Gear! 10.
The excelent flip \’Secondary Man\’ was compiled on my comp \’Timelapse Jangle\’. It\’s a magical slice of Beatlesesque \’Revolver\’ era psychedelia with stunning backwards tape effects.
THE ROGUES – Secondary Man
One of my cyber friends sent me this related information about The Rogues
Just wanted to call your attention to the songwriterz \”Calandra/Mallaber\” on The Rogues single. Tom Calandra waz the bass player in another Buffalo band RAVEN, who cut a couple of singlez and an album for Columbia Recordz. A live album recorded at local club The Inferno also waz released on a small label Discovery Recordz by a former manager. Gary Mallaber waz the drummer in thiz same band and went on to major fame playing with Van Morrison (Moondance) and the Steve Miller Band among otherz. Tom Calandra (now deceased) waz a very close friend of mine and I know Gary also. Currently he iz drumming for the Chicago Bluez Reunion project with Harvey Mandel, etc. Thought I\’d send you some trivia.