THE 3rd EVOLUTION – DON’T PLAY WITH ME (DAWN) 1966


 
THE 3rd EVOLUTION – ‘Don’t Play With Me’/ ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ (Dawn Records 306) June 1966

The Teenage Shutdown series of compilations highlighted both of these raw and crude recordings by Bronx, N.Y. group The 3rd Evolution. I’m indebted to the liners of those for the information contained in this entry.

‘Don’t Play With Me’ is a typical ‘put-down’ song of the time, obviously written by teenagers. Punkoid guitar over rumbling bass is interrupted by some energetic drumming on occasion. This side appears to have done quite well in Florida where it went Top 20 on the WLOF radio chart.
The flip ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ is another garage winner.

line-up:

Argot Meyer (vocals)
Mike Henderson (vocals/rhythm guitar)
Manny Colon (drums)
Louis Bonilla (bass)
Ron Lupi (lead guitar)

 

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