They Were Collaborators #385


The Shangri-Las

6 comments:

Pondering Pig said...

The greatest white girl group of all time (not counting the Boswell Sisters).

Vanwall said...

Tough little pre-punks outta Queens - gotta luv 'em.

Have twice eaten in different diners with my sister-in-law and this was the lead-off group during a medley of teen death songs on the muzak. Creepy.

swac said...

I was inspired to post this after seeing a Shangri-Las cover band the other night, complete with a real motorcycle during Leader of the Pack.

Even without their two biggest hits, LotP and Remember (Walking in the Sand), they had some incredible songs...Sophisticated Boom Boom, Dum Dum Diddy, Out in the Streets (you can practically hear a teenage Springsteen perking up his ears) and Right Now and Not Later and so on.

When I say I'm in love, you best believe I'm in love, L-U-V.

Stacia said...

Wow, look at those pants. I'm in love.

Richard Gibson said...

Excellent image Stephen. Enduring group for sure.

PC said...

No one was able to capture the spirit of the tortured teen as well as lead singer Mary Weiss; listen to 'I Can Never Go Home Anymore' and the amazing 'Past, Present And Future'. Incidently she made a not half bad comeback this year (www.maryweiss.com).