Sunday, October 17, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-The E-Types
Song:Put The Clock Back On The Wall
Album:Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968
When you listen to Put The Clock Back On The Wall, you might think that it's some long lost British Invasion artifact. But The E-Types were actually from Salinas, CA and were very popular in that region. There are several reasons why they didn't break out to a national audience. And of course Put The Clock Back On The Wall has been kept alive by Rhino's 4CD Nuggets box set. I think that 1966 was a little late for a new band to record British Invasion style music with Psychedelia creeping in and becoming more popular. And they only recorded a few singles before splitting up in 1967. Lead singer and guitarist Bob Wence and his keyboard player brother Jody Wence started The E-Types along with Don Shepherd on lead guitar, Danny Monigold on bass and Reg Shaffer on drums. They got enough attention locally that producer Ed Cobb came calling. Cobb was a member of the 50s vocal group The Four Preps. As the group was winding down in the mid-60s, he started producing bands and is best known for writing and producing The Standells hit Dirty Water. So The E-Types recorded a few singles that went nowhere and then Don Shepherd contracted hepatitus and was replaced by Larry Hosford. They had other personnel issues that ultimately forced them to disband in 1967. The E-Types have reunited occasionally and are still very well remembered in Salinas. But they had potential to be much bigger. Here's the video for Put The Clock Back On The Wall by The E-Types.