Stay just a little bit longer

And having basked in that fine, fine, superfine stuff by the Surfrajettes, my wandering attentions turned to the middle 1960s and the distinctly different Continental Co-Ets, a (1) surf/garage band from Fulda, Minnesota (2) made up of four — later five — high-school girls. The legendary IGL (“Iowa/Great Lakes”) label issued one Co-Ets single, the A-side of which was a facile Mean Girls kiss-off called “I Don’t Love You No More” which would have fit right into a 1965 Kinks set.

On the flip, though, was an instrumental called “Medley of Junk,” and you know most of it already:

And yes, it really runs 2:47.

The Co-Ets cut one more single, “Let’s Live for the Present,” which didn’t emerge from the vault until 1994; its B-side is a weirdly spectral cover of the standard “Ebb Tide,” slowed down to two-thirds Martin Denny speed.

2 comments

  1. Brett »

    16 May 2018 · 4:53 pm

    I found those songs online some years ago (can’t remember how) and played the fire out of them. Read a local news article about them written about ten years ago and figured some kid would have a lot of fun playing the song and saying it was from his grandma’s band…

  2. CGHill »

    16 May 2018 · 5:38 pm

    “Wow, Grandma, you were in a band? A real band?” Kids love that kind of stuff.

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