The Remains

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: garage rock 60s garage rock 60s garage Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This Boston, USA-based garage band was formed in 1964 by guitarist/vocalist Barry Tashian. Inspired by a trip to London, where he heard British groups playing material he loved - Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Chuck Berry and John Lee Hooker - Tashian put together the Remains with Bill Briggs (keyboards), Vern Miller (bass) and Chip Damiani (drums). They made their debut in 1965 with ‘Why Do I Cry’, a melodic slice of R&B. It was succeeded by the equally persuasive ‘I Can’t Get Away’ and an assured reading of ‘Diddy Wah Diddy’, but the Remains’ crowning moment came with their fourth single, ‘Don’t Look Back’. This engaging slice of riff-laden pop was later immortalized on Lenny Kaye’s seminal 60s punk compilation, Nuggets. The Remains moved from Boston to New York in 1966, shedding Damiani in the process. Tashian now feels this undermined the dynamics of the group. N.D. Smart joined the line-up which...

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