The Fantastic Deejays

Fight Fire

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A reissue of their 1966 LP, which included virtually all of their singles (a couple of the tunes were released in different 45 versions). Most of the songs are original compositions which emulate the lighter side of The Fab Four, and although they're pretty basic and a bit sloppy, they're catchy and executed with a raw sincerity that's hard to resist. At times they could rock out with a lot of grit as well, as on the title track, a cover of an obscure single by The Golliwogs (who would evolve into Creedence Clearwater Revival). Other highlights are a raw version of The Vogues' slick pop hit "You're The One" that is many times better than the original, and the absolute raunchiest version of the classic instrumental "Apache" ever laid down on wax.