Les Baroques

Les Baroques

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The sole LP with O'Shannon as lead singer is rather more subdued and R&B-oriented than their oddball, poppier singles. It's still a worthwhile (and, in the U.S., nearly impossible to find) album that generally finds O'Shannon determined to squeeze every tortured nuance from both the bluesy items and the sentimental numbers. The best cut, however, is the hardest-rocking: "O, O, Baby Give Me That Show" is a clear contender for best Animals soundalike of the era, complete with biting organ solo. Some of the group's 1965-66 singles, incidentally, appear on a number of reissue compilations; the two-CD Dutch import Such a Cad has the band's complete recordings, although few, if any, copies seemed to make it over to North America.