28 FEBRUARY 1966
The record has frenetic drumming and high-energy vocals, and the video above, spliced together from various wild dancing clips, is good fun.
"The Piggy Bank, ( Vic Gabriele, George Orona, Don Gleicher, Wes Smythe and Benji Martinez) recorded at least one single on Lavette Records “Thoughts of You”/”Play With Fire” (a Stones cover). Lance Monthly newsletter declared “There is a strong indication that the flip side will be the one that will go” And go it did, straight into the bin of obscurity."Which is a great shame because it's genuinely good. Maybe it could have been produced to a higher polish, but it's a solid song and played well. I can easily imagine the Beatles recording this as the B side to 'Help', or the Kinks using it as an album track. A small band like this from Albuquerque never had access to the marketing or distribution machinery needed to promote this record beyond their city in 1966, but fortunately YouTube exists and helps to keep this undeservedly obscure stuff alive.