In Crowd

Things She Says / That's How Strong My Love Is

Tower: 147


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  • Artist: In Crowd
  • A Side: Things She Says
  • B Side: That's How Strong My Love Is
  • Label: Tower
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E
  • Label Condition: E+
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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The highly elusive 1965 USA original press.

Attitude drenched, 1965 Brit Freakbeat on it's very rare USA press. In the UK in 1965 Parlophone led with a creditable version of Roosevelt Jamison's Deep Soul masterpiece simultaneously recorded by two of Soul's "greats" Otis Redding & O. V. Wright both had Memphis local hits with this timeless Deep Soul song in 1964.

In 1965 Otis was emerging as the talisman for the MOD movement, this choice of song may not have been ideal for such an animated and energetic gathering. It was however the group only minor success hitting the UK charts at number 48. Their other two 45s for Parlophone fading into obscurity before after a group name-change , the gathering then helped to head up the British Prog-rock era as "Tomorrow".

To get a real feel for what and who the "In Crowd" really stood for, this four man gathering of Steve Howe, John "Junior" Wood, Keith Hopkins and John "Twink" Alder. Are true to themselves and let lose on the flipside with "Things She Says"; considered today as a wild ground-breaking Garage classic.

With USA Garage collectors preferring only USA releases, and likewise the UK collectors favouring the British press. There are two markets for this disc. The difference with the USA press being it sold little or nothing upon release. "White" Deep Soul was never likely to receive significant radio airplay. But the then hidden from the MOD ears was the "Things She Says" has since risen up to become a garage and MOD collectors essential. Just a few seconds into the recording it is blatantly obvious why. A vibrant session, way ahead of its time, serving as a springboard for these guys to carve out a huge appreciative following for their later work as "Tomorrow"

This disc is NO easy find as the 1965 Tower release, click the soundfile and prepare yourself for belligerent British MOD rebellion at the embryonic stage of UK "Freakbeat".

So very seldom coming to market as its USA press.

Condition Report

Two totally clean labels, strong gloss on vinyl, revealing some soft surface hairlines when angled in the light. PLatys as you can hear crisp, loud and clean.

A Side

  • Title: Things She Says

    B Side

  • Title: That's How Strong My Love Is
  • Year: June 1965
  • City: Los Angeles, California