Sunday, 16 November 2014

Atlantics - I Put A Spell On You

Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do/It's A Hard Life/I Put A Spell On You/By The Glow Of A Candle

By all accounts Sydney's Atlantics, formed 1961, could turn their hand to any style of pop music, from surf to garage. Their biggest hits were two original surf instrumentals that rank among the world's best of the era: Bombora and The Crusher (both 1963).

Vocals on  I Put a Spell On You are by Johnny Rebb of Hey, Sheriff fame, who had joined the Atlantics at this time, following the trend of instrumental bands acquiring a vocalist in the wake of the British Invasion. Released in Australia in 1966, this single reached #29 in Sydney.

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