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The Best of the Royal Guardsmen

The Best of the Royal Guardsmen

by The Royal Guardsmen The Royal Guardsmen


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Of course, the heart of this hourlong, 20-track compilation is the series of Snoopy novelty hits enjoyed by the Royal Guardsmen in the mid-'60s, starting with the million-selling "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron." The group had a few other singles chart entries, all of which are here, sometimes making reference to aerial themes ("Airplane Song [My Airplane]"). Though cute and catchy with their martial drumming and banjo picking, the Snoopy songs have a trash-rock quality in the tradition of "Louie Louie" and "Hang On Sloopy." Elsewhere, the group veers from one mid-'60s style to another, sometimes re-creating the good-time sound of the Lovin' Spoonful, other times using harmonies that sound like the Association, then resorting to covers (an instrumental version of "So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star," "As Tears Go By"). Though they made four albums, this best-of is a little more than anyone really needs of the Royal Guardsmen. [The Best of the Royal Guardsmen is identical in tracks and sequencing to the 1995 One Way compilation of the Royal Guardsmen, Anthology.]

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Release Date: 05/05/1998
Label: Emd Int'l
UPC: 0724385302725
catalogNumber: 853027
Rank: 18859


  1. Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron
  2. The Return Of The Red Baron
  3. Airplane Song (My Airplane)
  4. Any Wednesday
  5. I Say Love
  6. Snoopy For President
  7. Baby Let's Wait
  8. Leaving Me
  9. It's Sopwith Camel Time
  10. Biplane "Evermore"
  11. Shot Down
  12. Searching For The Good Times
  13. Smallest Astronaut
  14. Mother, Where's Your Daughter
  15. Down Behind The Lines
  16. Om
  17. I'm A Man
  18. So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star
  19. As Tears Go By
  20. Snoopy's Christmas

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