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Album: Unknown
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Released: 1967
Length: 2:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Girl, you thought you found the answer on that magic carpet ride last night
But when you wake up in the mornin' the world still gets you uptight
Well, here's nothin' that you ain't tried To fill the emptiness inside
But when you come back down, girl
Still ain't feelin' right

(And don't it seem like)
Kicks just keep gettin' harder to find
(Oh, you don't need kicks, girl)
And all your kicks ain't bringin' you peace of mind
(You just need help, girl)
Before you find out it's too late, girl
You better get straight

No, but not with kicks
You just need help, girl
Well you think you're gonna find yourself a little piece of paradise
But it ain't happened yet, so girl, you better think twice
Don't you see no matter what you do
You'll never run away from you
And if you keep on runnin'
You'll have to pay the price

(And don't it seem like)
Kicks just keep gettin' harder to find
(Oh, you don't need kicks, girl)
And all your kicks ain't bringin' you peace of mind
(You just need help, girl)
Before you find out it's too late, girl
You better get straight

No, you don't need kicks
To help you face the world each day
That road goes nowhere
I'm gonna help you find yourself another way

(And don't it seem like)
Kicks just keep gettin' harder to find
(Oh, you don't need kicks, girl)
And all your kicks ain't bringin' you peace of mind
(You just need help, girl)
Before you find out it's too late, girl
You better get straight

(And don't it seem like)
Kicks just keep gettin' harder to find
(Oh, you don't need kicks, girl)
And all your kicks ain't bringin' you peace of mind
(You just need help, girl)
Before you find out it's too late, girl
You better get straight
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This was on a K-Tel album I played the crap out of when I was a kid.
Kicks coulda used another two or three verses - like into the 3:45 mark. Great song that's too 1967 short.
"Sorry boys, we've only got three pairs of boots, and the art department's gotta have the cover shot pronto. Let's draw straws."
 treatment_bound wrote:

So long Paul...You rocked all the way to the end of the line, which is the only way to go!



Yes, all the way to the end. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2012 or 2013. After surgery, he got a customized touring bus, rounded up the band and hit the road. I was fortunate to know him his last 20 years. Paul had a lust for life, a positive attitude, was grateful to others. A class act.
Great Album.

For the memories this awakens of that magnificent summer... 9+

 Dgradeworkunit wrote:
Yes, there was a 1966 Batman movie* made with the TV cast was hilarious.  If you like cheesy 1960's stuff that is. 
The most recent Wallace and Gromit movie, A Matter of Loaf and Death, does a hommage to the bomb scene from the '66 move.
That was a bit obsure of them but you can never tell when a fan will pop up... Since Gromit doesn't say much, it lacked the "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb"... quote, but was otherwise complete with ducks and nuns.
*I think the first Batman movie was made in 1943!

 
I totally see this. A Matter of Loaf and Death was hilarious as was every Wallace and Gromit movie.  
 kingart wrote:
The internet music station that sometimes does double duty as a wayback time machine.  

 
I also request Gary Lewis and the Playboys. The Foundations. Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart. The American Breed.  Every Mother's Son. And the Monkees. (But I think there's one or two of them, I'll look.) 

For starters. 
The internet music station that sometimes does double duty as a wayback time machine.  
Mark Lindsay had the coolest hair.  I'm mean, the coolest.
 Dgradeworkunit wrote:
Yes, there was a 1966 Batman movie* made with the TV cast was hilarious.  If you like cheesy 1960's stuff that is. 
The most recent Wallace and Gromit movie, A Matter of Loaf and Death, does a hommage to the bomb scene from the '66 move.
That was a bit obsure of them but you can never tell when a fan will pop up... Since Gromit doesn't say much, it lacked the "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb"... quote, but was otherwise complete with ducks and nuns.
*I think the first Batman movie was made in 1943!

 
Image result for batman adam west

True Super Hero (Adam West : )
Flashback! Foreman Field, Norfolk VA, 196-something.
 sktillman wrote:
Flashback for sure. Who's willing to admit they liked this act? I am! This and "Good Thing" are the real deal. Astounding to hear on progressive radio. Play some Young Rascals and Animals and I'll be a happy 60's pop radio camper.

 
Are you kidding me?  I saw 'em live when this song was in the top ten and I got the bass player's autograph.  His name was Phil Volk (aka Fang). Awesome days.
 old_shep wrote:
At this time this song was seen as political pandering to the "law and order" crowd that would shortly elect Trick Dick.  

 
The crowd that elected Trick Dick weren't likely to be watching Where The Action Is I don't believe...
 sktillman wrote:
Flashback for sure. Who's willing to admit they liked this act? I am! This and "Good Thing" are the real deal. Astounding to hear on progressive radio. Play some Young Rascals and Animals and I'll be a happy 60's pop radio camper.

 
{#Wave}
Of course I was 12 years old and living in an Ozzie & Harriet suburb of a rust-belt city.
 old_shep wrote:
At this time this song was seen as political pandering to the "law and order" crowd that would shortly elect Trick Dick.  

 
Indeed.Full of irony.  Like A stoned Elvis getting a badge from Nixon.
 
At this time this song was seen as political pandering to the "law and order" crowd that would shortly elect Trick Dick.  
I still enjoy this song 50 years later.. there actually quite a few Paul Revere songs I enjoy... Thanks for mixing it up, Bill ....
 
 sktillman wrote:
Flashback for sure. Who's willing to admit they liked this act? I am! This and "Good Thing" are the real deal. Astounding to hear on progressive radio. Play some Young Rascals and Animals and I'll be a happy 60's pop radio camper.

 
They were one of my favorite bands!!!
bad afternoon TV show, even for a 13 year old
Flashback for sure. Who's willing to admit they liked this act? I am! This and "Good Thing" are the real deal. Astounding to hear on progressive radio. Play some Young Rascals and Animals and I'll be a happy 60's pop radio camper.
way underappreciated band.  Great tune. Lots of Buddhism in the words also!
This isn't a spoof is it? 

Never heard of these guys, but you really couldn't make it up. Hows that album cover?
{#Drunk} 
This is a bit twilight zone.
I was thinking of this song today, and thinking it should be on the RP playlist.
Well, apparently it is, but this is the first time I've heard it here.
Too bad about the tights, though.
So long Paul...You rocked all the way to the end of the line, which is the only way to go!
Yeah ! 

On the PSD !
I could give my long dissertation on the 'White Album'  and how 73% of all music can be found on it.... but how much fun it must have been way back when to do what ever you wanted and it would be 'close' to groundbreaking?  is that Ten' oh how I like ............
  I found 'em!
Yes, there was a 1966 Batman movie* made with the TV cast was hilarious.  If you like cheesy 1960's stuff that is. 
The most recent Wallace and Gromit movie, A Matter of Loaf and Death, does a hommage to the bomb scene from the '66 move.
That was a bit obsure of them but you can never tell when a fan will pop up... Since Gromit doesn't say much, it lacked the "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb"... quote, but was otherwise complete with ducks and nuns.
*I think the first Batman movie was made in 1943!
 RockinBlueVoodoo wrote:

They had another hit called "Hungry" which I'm sure you've heard on the radio

You can check out a sample here on Amazon
https://tinyurl.com/ybaxrre

and yes they had a #1 hit with a cover of "Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)"

 

You forgot "Good Thing" and one of my favorites, "Him or Me"
 RedGuitar wrote:
I liked these guys back in the "Where the Action Is" days.  Rushed home after school to catch it on TV. 
 

Yup, Red Guitar:  ditto (see my post well after you).  Amazing how many posters saw them on WTAI too!
I grew up in So. Cal in the 60s and PR&R were the house band on an afterschool TV dance party called "Where The Action Is."  I watched that every single day and was madly in love with Marc.  Sigh — musings from a geezer girl.
 RockinBlueVoodoo wrote:

They had another hit called "Hungry" which I'm sure you've heard on the radio

You can check out a sample here on Amazon
https://tinyurl.com/ybaxrre

and yes they had a #1 hit with a cover of "Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)"

 

I believe "Indian Reservation" was a solo effort by their lead vocalist, Mark Lindsey.
From the Cult to this. Never would have thought that would have worked. Nice mix, Bill!
Don't you see no matter what you do
You'll never run away from you
And if you keep on runnin'
You'll have to pay the price
Yeah!!

The Nazz do a great cover of this also. 
Always liked this....
 pinto wrote:


What else did they do? . 
 
They had another hit called "Hungry" which I'm sure you've heard on the radio

You can check out a sample here on Amazon
https://tinyurl.com/ybaxrre

and yes they had a #1 hit with a cover of "Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)"

 pinto wrote:


What else did they do?  Glad All Over was a hit for sure.  Also Bits and Pieces?  And wasn't Mark Lindsay the drummer or something? He went on to have a fairly modest solo career with his signature song being Cherokee Nation, Cherokee People, Cherokee something or other. I guess I could look all of this up on Google but it's Friday after a long week of work, and quite frankly I'm not that motivated to spend that much time on Paul Revere and the Raiders, so what the hell.  But I do remember the bassist was a guy named Phil Volk who went by the nickname of "Fang", only because I got his autograph after a concert that they did.  OK, now that Bill has opened that Pandora's Box I guess we're about to get some Herman's Hermits, Searchers, Shades of Blue, etc. 
 
You've got the Raiders mixed up with The Dave Clark Five.  You only missed by eight time zones.


 Moonflower31 wrote:
my very first concert in Chicago, I was 12. It was a packed house!
 

What else did they do?  Glad All Over was a hit for sure.  Also Bits and Pieces?  And wasn't Mark Lindsay the drummer or something? He went on to have a fairly modest solo career with his signature song being Cherokee Nation, Cherokee People, Cherokee something or other. I guess I could look all of this up on Google but it's Friday after a long week of work, and quite frankly I'm not that motivated to spend that much time on Paul Revere and the Raiders, so what the hell.  But I do remember the bassist was a guy named Phil Volk who went by the nickname of "Fang", only because I got his autograph after a concert that they did.  OK, now that Bill has opened that Pandora's Box I guess we're about to get some Herman's Hermits, Searchers, Shades of Blue, etc. 
 RedGuitar wrote:
I liked these guys back in the "Where the Action Is" days.  Rushed home after school to catch it on TV. 
 
Were they the "house" band or what?

 keller1 wrote:

Wowee, that is some big time fromage ...

Nostalgic, though, eh?  I mean, white miniskirts and matching go go boots?

Tremendous.

And, back in the day, the Raiders stuff just leapt out of yer AM radio.  They were one of my favorites, and the stuff has held up remarkably well, IMHO.
 
Awesome, thanks. . . 

 ScopArch wrote:

Et, Voila!

 
Wowee, that is some big time fromage ...

Nostalgic, though, eh?  I mean, white miniskirts and matching go go boots?

Tremendous.

And, back in the day, the Raiders stuff just leapt out of yer AM radio.  They were one of my favorites, and the stuff has held up remarkably well, IMHO.
"Where the Action Is," yeah, that was cool!  Watched it religiously.  Maybe that's why I like Austin Powers so dang much.
 jagdriver wrote:


Is that like the Mac playing at Slick Willie's?

(And Slicker Hillary?)

And FYI, it was the Batman TV series starring Adam West. The movies hadn't started to be produced yet. Do you recall that it was Burgess Meredith (Grumpy Old Men) who originally played the Penguin?
 
And Frank Gorshin playing The Riddler and Cesar Romero playing The Joker. POW! SOCK! BIFF!
 RedGuitar wrote:
I liked these guys back in the "Where the Action Is" days.  Rushed home after school to catch it on TV. 
 
"It's so neat to meet your baby where the action is."  I totally remember them on that show, wearing full midnight-rider regalia.  I also dug "Indian Reservation" a few years after that, by which time I'd developed some political sensibilities.  (Edit:  His full name was Paul Revere Dick.)


Paul Revere's actual name was Revere Dick and he grew up in Caldwell Idaho.   He was friends with my dad and when my grandfather was principle of the high school, he kicked Revere Dick out of school.  I remember he had a very cool car that looked like the helmet of the red baron.  This is all true.

One of the first anti-drug songs.
ah...Mark Lindsay....my 1st love! 
One of the first tunes I fell in love with on the radio - and it has aged very well! Imagine a group today with the same energy.
grooooovy
Still have the 45 of this floating around somewhere......
 SugahBlanco wrote:
::Crank's it UP, dances and sings along:::: 
  my very first concert in Chicago, I was 12. It was a packed house!


omg...Paul Revere on the radio on a non oldies station!!  They were great and so is any rock station that plays them!
::Crank's it UP, dances and sings along:::: 


The American Invasion, the one that sounded something like the British Invasion. Wow, Paul Revere and the Raiders, of all groups, British?  {#Embarassed}
 annersjen wrote:
One of the great Invasion songs ever !!
 

Which invasion was that?
I liked these guys back in the "Where the Action Is" days.  Rushed home after school to catch it on TV. 
That album cover brings back memories!  As a 10-yr old I entered a halloween contest - dressed as a hippie - long-haired wig and a shirt decorated with psychedelic pictures drawn by my father - carrying a protest sign (cannot remember what it said).  I won 2nd place - and this album was the prize!  Wow, I'm old.
One of the great Invasion songs ever !!
This one, Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells, and This Diamond Ring by Gary Lewis and the Playboys always reminds me of an old K-Tel album I had as a kid. :-)
 jagdriver wrote:


Is that like the Mac playing at Slick Willie's?

(And Slicker Hillary?)

And FYI, it was the Batman TV series starring Adam West. The movies hadn't started to be produced yet. Do you recall that it was Burgess Meredith (Grumpy Old Men) who originally played the Penguin?
 
Et, Voila!

better yet, pass the basalt, woman  missyann99 wrote:
Love that psychedelic rock - pass the sugar, man
 

 drtjdel wrote:
Anyone remember the original Batman movie, circa 1965? Penguin somehow runs for mayor of Gotham and Paul Revere and the Raiders are playing at his inauguration.
 

Is that like the Mac playing at Slick Willie's?

(And Slicker Hillary?)

And FYI, it was the Batman TV series starring Adam West. The movies hadn't started to be produced yet. Do you recall that it was Burgess Meredith (Grumpy Old Men) who originally played the Penguin?
I was what ten? This is still loads of fun! Sad thing while back then they might have been singing about pot, or acid, now it's crack, crank, meth...etc   geez, we are our own annihilation
A few years ago some particularly hot, sweet young thing suggested that I was "up to my old tricks," to which I—naturally—responded, "Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids, but kicks just keep getting harder to find..." Didn't work.
Anyone remember the original Batman movie, circa 1965? Penguin somehow runs for mayor of Gotham and Paul Revere and the Raiders are playing at his inauguration.
On a trip to Colonial Williamsburg in '66, we thought we were really cool to get some tri-corner hats. Now we could be just like PR&R!

It also looks like Mark's rather embarassed to be wearing those tights on the album cover.

Love that psychedelic rock - pass the sugar, man
Nice to follow the Cult with the Raiders
 caregiver wrote:
Holy shite Bill.  You need to warn us when you crank up that time machine.  Just got transported to a swimming pool in the sixties where there was this girl who ... well, you know.
 
{#Lol}  This was one of the first LPs I ever purchased back in, what....1965?

Holy shite Bill.  You need to warn us when you crank up that time machine.  Just got transported to a swimming pool in the sixties where there was this girl who ... well, you know.


 bairdc wrote:
Anyone out there rush home from school to watch "Where the Action Is" featuring Paul Revere and the Raiders? I always thought - bet you're burning up in those outfits on the beach
 
  " Oh baby C'mon let me take you were the  action is.

 Oh Baby, C'mon"  
Yep, that's packed in there among all the old TV cigarette commercial jingles from the '60's. {#Lol}


bairdc wrote:
Anyone out there rush home from school to watch "Where the Action Is" featuring Paul Revere and the Raiders? I always thought - bet you're burning up in those outfits on the beach

Definitely, although in my area it was the Three Stooges first (a total guy thing, I know), then Where the Action Is. Used to play my guitar along with them. I'm not much into oldies myself, one every now-and-then is more than enough, but hearing this for the first time in more years than I can think—it's kinda nice; not as many cobwebs as I would have thought. Dated, for sure, but not horribly so like so many. Wouldn't mind hearing it again in 2 or 3 years! Btw, I still have this original record album! But I no longer have a turntable.


Scooby Doo moment: "HUH?!"

 E_A_D_G wrote:
Superb 60's commentary.
 

Indeed. Astute observation.

Always liked it musically, but you point out that it was not just a fun, throwaway line  

 mymanzie wrote:
One of my top 100 tunes, good to hear it again.
 
You need to delete this about 4 times.

Anyone out there rush home from school to watch "Where the Action Is" featuring Paul Revere and the Raiders? I always thought - bet you're burning up in those outfits on the beach
I used to talk to these guys when I was a kid hanging out at the studios of KRLA, which was right across the street from where lived. They'd show up there rather regularly to do on-air promotions of the day. I always liked their stuff as a kid and enjoy hearing it when it comes around these days.
This was America's answer to the British Invasion. Not so subtle dressing like Minutemen. There was a tv show called, "Where the Action Is" after school. These guys were the stars. I think it was a Dick Clark Production. Maybe one of his first after Bandstand moved to the Coast from Philly.
One of the very first "Anti" drug songs. Well done -- it rocks for it's time. Problem was everyone was too stoned to give a flying frack about an anti- song Kicks WEREN'T getting harder to find in fact they ran you down on any collage campus ... Nice try guys for a group that did as much dope as you did !! - - - -
Out of nowhere. That was fun. My older sisters had a big poster of these dudes on their bedroom wall. I remember them going to their concert in London, ON one night. I was about 11. Thought that was way too cool.
One of my top 100 tunes, good to hear it again.
Superb 60's commentary.
Wow, that brings back memories. I don't think I have heard this song since I stopped listening to my singles back in the '70s.
very much the way-back machine
Really? hmmm... ya know, when listening to it fresh, it has a pretty good message (important for good Rock and Roll), catchy riffs, harmonies are decent... not a bad song, over all. Hmmm.
I was hoping this song would be followed by Janis..........oh well, PJ will have to suffice!
Love those suits! And a cool double bell curve on the rating distribution too....
Interesting! Good blend with the other tracks, didn't think I'd ever hear this again, I really avoid 'dinosaur rock', but this was good. Keep giving us some twists like this and I'll keep listening...
Apart from albums, my oldest brother bought lots of singles, like this one, in the sixties and that's how I came to know all this great music. Often American, but also German schlagers for instance! The Beatles singles with the green apple on the label, probably made the biggest impression. Not in my wildest dreams I could've imagined I once would mention that this way, here, today (off course)! Let Me was the Paul Revere & The Raiders single he had btw.
Not my cup of tea, but to each his own.
Hey Bill, that's a great 60's flashback tune. It still holds up after all these years as a fun little jam. Takes me back to childhood when I used to meet Paul Revere and Mark Lindsay over at the studios of KRLA radio which was across the street from where I grew up. Don't ever stop digging up and airing out those 60's nuggets!
...Wow. This is from ...back there a ways.... Uh...rating? (sorry I was just transported to my local gas station ,whose policy it must be to endlessly play *oldies*...'cuz that's what middle America wants...) Anyway, overall...a 6...yeah....
Ex. Love when you mix these in the appropriate places Bill.
steeler wrote:
Oh. man! Lost youth . . . a primer for pschyedelia . . . bell bottoms . . . warm memories.
Forget that! I wanted a pair of those cool Paul Revere and the Raiders boots!
I think this is one of the most underrated bands ever. They sound 20 years ahead of their time, imho. When I consider the crap that was around when songs like Kicks, Hungry, etc. were released, I am amazed. I wouldn't want a steady diet of the Raiders but an occasional song by them is very welcome.
Funny... I don't think that I have ever used the word "kicks" in this way. I am 35 years old. Could this song be dated? Perhaps. Nevertheless, it is a fun song.
Reminds me of lying in bed as a kid in the 60's and tuning in this new, magical "rock" music on my tube radio...kick ass!!!
LOVE IT!
Wow. I'm 12 again.
Oh. man! Lost youth . . . a primer for pschyedelia . . . bell bottoms . . . warm memories.
OH YEAH! Kicks just keep just gettin harder to find.
WHY, WHY !!!!
I remember when this came out, and it turned out to be their best single. I still love the guitar on this cut.