The Continental Co-Ets

Let's Live for the Present

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Originally released sometime in the 1960s, Get Hip Records can be thanked for reissuing two songs from the Continental Co-Ets that probably weren't distributed beyond their native of Canada. With their bouncy, melodic, Motown-inspired "Let's Live for the Present," their attempted crack at the Top 40 features a positive, carefree anthem that tells listeners to have as much fun as they can before the responsibilities of raising a family, buying a house, and working a nine-to-five job come into effect. The B-side of "Ebb Tide" sounds almost identical to the instrumental ballad that's played at the tail end of La Bamba where Ricky Valens brother shouts "Ricky" as the song and film ends. Not an essential gem, but pretty worthwhile.

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