ALL I REALLY WANTA BE IS ME/ AND THE NEXT DAY TOO The Cowsills
- Joda J-103
Prior to signing with MGM and earning international acclaim with such classic singles as "In Need Of A Friend,"
"Indian Lake" and the barbershop - inspired "PoorBaby," the Cowsills released
this fine pair of garage rockers for Johnny
Nash's Joda label. Both sides were composed by brothers Bill and Bob Cowsill,
who displayed their British Invasion inspiration handsomely in "And The Next
Day Too." But it is their command of the
defiant punk snarl evidenced in "All I
Really Wanta Be Is Me" that is most
commendable, predating like-minded
efforts by the Standells by several months.
Happily, after a layoff of nearly two
decades, siblings Bob, John, Paul and
Susan reformed the Cowsills in 1991 and
have since become a strong draw on the
Los Angeles club circuit. Group leader
Bill Cowsill relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia in the 1970s and fronted the
highly acclaimed Blue Northern, whose
sublime synthesis of the stylistic essence
of the Searchers and Michael Nesmith's
First National Band earned them major
Canadian hits with "Can't Make No
Sense" and "You're Not The Same Girl"
in 1980 and 1981. Today Bill Cowsill heads
the duly-inspired Blue Shadows, whose
On The Floor Of Heaven album (Columbia CK80181-Canada) was one of the
best albums of 1993.