Back Door Men

Back Door Men

by Shadows of Knight


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The original LP version of this album, the second by the legendary white Chicago garage punk/blues outfit, was one of the most sought-after artifacts of mid-'60s punk rock. Back Door Men was a loud, feedback-laden, sneering piece of rock & roll defiance, mixing raunchy anthems to teenage lust ("Gospel Zone," "Bad Little Woman"), covers of Chicago blues classics (Willie Dixon's "Spoonful," Jimmy Reed's "Peepin' and Hidin'"), raga rock ("The Behemoth"), folk-rock ("Hey Joe," "Three for Love," "I'll Make You Sorry"), and a blues-punk grab off of commercial Top 40 ("Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day") all on one 12" platter. What makes the record even more startling is that every one of these tracks, however far afield they go from one another, works. The band strides across the music spectrum with a reach and boldness that most listeners usually only associate with the likes of the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, and a grasp that, for a moment here, may have exceeded either of those groups, as they slide from electric guitar into extended Chess-style blues instrumentals ("New York Bullseye").

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/1998
Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
UPC: 0090771615626
catalogNumber: 6156
Rank: 39380

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shadows of Knight   Primary Artist
Jerry McGeorge   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Warren Rogers   Bass,Guitar
Tom Schiffour   Drums
Jim Sohns   Maracas,Marimbas,Tambourine,Vocals
Joe Kelley   Guitar,Harmonica,Harp
Hawk   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Red Kelly   Bass

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Herbie Armstrong   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Rod Demick   Composer
Carl D'Errico   Composer
Jerry McGeorge   Feedback
Bob Kidder   Engineer
Wilda Tinsley   Composer
Jeff Jarema   Graphic Design
Steve Besch   Graphic Design
Clark Besch   Graphic Design
Bill Carr   Composer
Paul Hippensteel   Graphic Design
Brian Rosbotham   Composer

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