30 March 2010
Somebody to Love: Count Five
One user commented on the site that this band is better than The Beatles yet most people have never heard of them. I don't agree with such a strong statement but I can see how their first album has a lot more substance than The Beatles' early work. In my opinion. Take a listen for yourself.
Also, I don't know if this is true, but I hear they gained a reputation for wearing Count Dracula-style capes on stage. That is not just "punk", that is fabulous.
The band has been accepted into the San Jose Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, according to Wikipedia (what a source), and a couple of the surviving members created a new band in 2002 simply titled "The Count". I haven't heard any of their stuff but I'm willing to give it a try. This is some great music here.
You're lucky you found this post.