Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 6

Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 6  (subtitled Michigan, Part 2) is a compilation album in the Highs in the Mid-Sixties series, featuring recordings that were released in Michigan.  Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 5 and Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 19 are other volumes in the series featuring bands from this state.  (More from Wikipedia)

The first single by the Pleasure Seekers came out in 1964 on Hideout Records – which was associated with a popular Detroit nightclub called the Hideout – and is truly remarkable.  At that time, Suzi Quatro was only 15, and Patti Quatro was 17.  I first heard the excellent “A” side, “Never Thought You’d Leave Me” – one of my all-time favorite 1960’s songs by anyone – on Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 6, and it has been anthologized several more times.  At an earlier time or in another context, the Pleasure Seekers might have been a “girl group”, with strong harmony vocals.  But they are a band, not a vocal group, and this gives the song a completely different sound. 


(October 2013)


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