Artist: The American Breed Track: "Bend Me, Shake Me"


Taking things back today with a golden oldie that I rediscovered while my family blasted the '60s station on Sirius for like six straight days while we were chilling at the lake.

First known as Gary & the Nite Lites, the American Breed was a fabulous rock band from Illinois that charted several hits, including this one. "Bend Me" sounds as if two hit songs of the era were rolled into one, as if Herb Alpert sat in with Paul Revere & the Raiders and neither would budge on the take.

So what you get is as follows: luyllaby horns, hand claps, some super cool verses and that groovy '60s sound that, while I love it, likely means so much more to those who heard it for the first time on the radio many years ago.

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