08 Oct

The original Seattle sound

Wow — I didn’t realize that a couple of years ago, an album was released with a bunch of tracks by my uncle’s band, the Frantics. The Frantics were one of the most popular bands in the Northwest in the late 50s-early 60s, and according to some, were the first band in the NW to cover “Louie Louie.” There are a couple of reviews online as well, here and here.

I’m glad to see the band getting some recognition now, because they’ve become sort of obscure, unlike some of the other popular bands of the day such as the Wailers. But I kind of wonder where the royalties are going. I bet they aren’t going to the surviving band members, and I know for sure they aren’t going to my uncle’s estate…

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