Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Jango Song Of The Day-The Human Beinz

Artist:The Human Beinz
Song:Nobody But Me
Album:Nuggets From Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

This 1968 garage band cover of The Isley Brothers song Nobody But Me was the only top ten hit for The Human Beinz. Of course Nuggets kept it alive and now the group has undergone a bit of a renaissance. They were from Youngstown, OH and started out as The Premiers. They were very popular locally. The group was rhythm guitarist/vocalist Ting Markulin, lead guitarist Richard Belley, bassist Mel Pachuta and drummer Mike Tatman. They changed their name to The Human Beingz because they thought The Premiers was dated. They were mostly known as a cover band. They signed with Capitol in 1967 and the "g" was left off the group name so the album cover said The Human Beinz. Capitol told them they would change it on their next album. But by that time, their cover of Nobody But Me reached #8 on the pop charts. Their cover of Bobby Blue Bland's Turn On Your Love Light flopped in the US but went #1 in Japan. They became big stars there but split up in 1969 after touring there. This Nuggets comp is the best place to get the song. The Human Beinz got a big boost when Quentin Tarantino used Nobody But Me in his 2004 film Kill Bill. Ting Markulin reformed the group and wrote a couple of sings for the 2007 film An American Rebel: Steve McQueen. He has been performing and plans to record. Here's a pretty good fan video for Nobody But Me by The Human Beinz.

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