Lagniappe: Eve Of Destruction: Barry McGuire 

Given today’s theme, I had to post this song.

I found a little information I didn’t know: this recording was made between July 12 and July 15, 1965 and released by Dunhill Records. The accompanying musicians were top-tier LA session players: P. F. Sloan on guitar, Hal Blaine (of Phil Spector’s “Wrecking Crew”) on drums, and Larry Knechtel on bass. The vocal track was thrown on as a rough mix and was not intended to be the final version, but a copy of the recording “leaked” out to a DJ, who began playing it. The song was an instant hit and as a result the more polished vocal track that was at first envisioned was never recorded.

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2 Comments on “Lagniappe: Eve Of Destruction: Barry McGuire ”

  1. Birgit Says:

    “The eastern world it is exploding…”

    I didn’t know of the vocal track either, thanks!

    • katry Says:

      I was glad I found the information I did. I always saw this song as an omen.

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