Stereo Review (12/92, p.112) - "..A recently discovered, and surprisingly well-recorded, live set by the quintessential mid-Sixties punk/blues/rock garage band...They had the sound and the attitude down absolutely cold. Priceless stuff.."
What the Cavern was to the Beatles, the Cellar, in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, was to the Shadows Of Knight. The only difference is that the Shadows Of Knight not only got their first break there-- with their manager, Paul Sampson, they co-owned the place.
This smoking 1966 live set, then, is recorded on home turf in front of a vocally enthusiastic crowd and features most of the Shadows Of Knight's first two albums, GLORIA and BACK DOOR MEN, plus a handful of well-chosen blues and R&B covers. Naturally, their hit version of Van Morrison's "Gloria"--the one time an American band did a British Invasion band's song better than the original--closes the show, and naturally, it blows the roof off the place. This well-recorded live document is essential for all fans of '60s garage music.