Classic Garage Thursday: The Del Vetts-Last Time Around

16 Dec

I wonder how many times The Chesterfield Kings have listened intently to The Del-Vetts’ “Last Time Around.”  Surely singer Greg Prevost sat in his room with this song on repeat studying every nuance of Jim Lauer’s voice until he finally perfected his mock-garage voice that has become more of a cartoon than it has a real voice to be taken seriously (believe me, I love the Chesterfield Kings).  In 1966, this vocal style was not a gimmick yet nor was the fuzz.  You can hear it in the way Lauer sings, “I know this is the last time around for me,” that there’s a very good reason there are so many post-Nugget copy cats.


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