The morning after The Saints reunion, while you’re combing through Brother Records-era Beach Boys releases in search of a not-embarrassing track you haven’t spun in some time, the winsome soul of “A Girl Like You” will have completely slipped your mind.
As garage bands from the ’60s went, The Rascals were the boutique garage that specialized in European sports cars. As “blue-eyed” soul bands from the ’60s went, it’s an insult to suggest they were great at soul music for their race.
We tend to take The Rascals for granted, as some “fun” ’60s band with a cool drummer. They were that, but they were really, really good. They were like a self-contained Nuggets album. When you’re scraping the used bins in hopes of finding that great lost album, consider buying a pre-Dashiki Rock Rascals album instead, although a few gems can even be found on those last couple of records. You can find See, I bet, for real cheap!