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Unheard live grit from the early Shadows of Knight! Step back while BeatRocket loudly and proudly chronicles the mighty Shadows's pre-Dunwich days with a newly discovered reel from 1965! It's a live set recorded at the legendary Cellar teen club in Arlington Heights IL, showcasing the band's obvious influences; Stones, Kinks, Link and more! Aggressive performances, unseen photos and detailed liner notes all aid in unraveling the early-edition history of the Shadows of Knight's wild, R&B-injected ride! Until now, little has been written about the Shadows of Knight's Pre-Dunwich days.
For sure, no recordings have surfaced from the period prior to "Gloria" taking hold on the hit parade. But back in Chicago's northwest suburbs, one year earlier, they were already No. 1; at least with the clamoring teens that packed The Cellar club in Arlington Heights. Norm Gotsch was a founding member of the Shadows of Knight; and along with Warren Rogers, one of the group's original guitarists. He was responsible for recording the Shadows of Knight live set that makes up this raw and alive archival release. Norm, along with Rogers, was also there from the band's inception. Here he helps unravel the Shadows of Knight's rarely-documented early history.
Mastered by Bob Irwin from the original recently discovered mono reels and cut by Kevin Gray on colored vinyl!