According to \’Teenbeat Mayhem\’, The Charles hailed from Williamsville, NY. There are a few YT uploads and some other information on the internet advising that the record was released in 1966. This is wrong. The recordings took place sometime in 1969.
\”Motorcycle\” is a tough rocker with heavy organ, decent guitar leads, harmonies and what I like best \”handclaps.\” The song portrays a biker gang, one of them murders someone, then they take off on their bikes.
The flip, \”Down By The Riverside\” is a very different sound altogether, reminding me very much of The Lovin\’ Spoonful. Both sides are decent and it\’s a record to look out for. \”Motorcycle\” has been compiled on \”Scum Of The Earth\”
John Valby from The Charles still performs today.