The Kingsmen, The Best of the Kingsmen (1985)
My friend Sam flies over from Sydney for the weekend. He calls beforehand, says, “you need any vinyl or anything?” So I give him a list – tell him to look for early Paul Kelly or The Go-Betweens. I can get most anything else. Maybe a couple of the more obscure Midnight Oil things, the EPs, but just if he can find them. He can’t – so that’s fine. But then he drags this out of the bag – goes, “I don’t know if you have this – but thought you might like this?” He knows me well. I did not have The Kingsmen on vinyl. Well, I’ve got compilations with Louie Louie on, because – well – why wouldn’t you…but I don’t have a full album. I used to have something just like this – in fact it probably was this, maybe under another name or whatever – on CD. So, yeah. Pretty happy with this. Good friend, Sam. Top man.
Sample Track: Little Latin Lupe Lu
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