Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Rainbows - Balla Balla



I'm gonna keep going with the whole surf theme here on another cold wet rainy & snowy east coast day and share this "surf" rocker from 1966. From my little record book it looks like there are 4 different "Rainbows" all from around the same time, early to mid 60's and it looks like this particular group only cut this one 45, at least only one was released in the states. And while this is a pretty wild cut and has a nice guitar break it's a bit more of a fun party track than the Stampede cut below. I can picture some buxom gals in bikini's dancing their big bottoms off around a campfire on the beach to this jam here, however these guys were German!!! Go Figure.... I've seen them described as a "beat" band but this reeks of sand to me....

Do they surf in Germany...?

The Rainbows - Balla Balla

6 comments:

dk said...

Lovin' the surf stuff - keep it coming!

Planet Mondo said...

How do you do it DD? have you thought about getting in touch with Tarantino he'd go nuts for your blog.

Devil Dick said...

hmmmm, i don't know planet m...

is it easy to get in touch with Tarantino...?!?!???

thanks for touching base!

RYP said...

Yeah Devil Dick, this is a German beat band from '66 or so, and they appeared in one of the first TV broadcastings of the legendary "Beat Club". The repeated "lyrics" Balla Balla mean "my Baby's stupid, stupid..." It was a little hit in the German charts at that time and all my friends sung Balla balla.. like Wooly Booly later...

thanks for this
RYP

Devil Dick said...

many thanks ryp!
I just liked up your rmost excellent spot!
Cheers!
dd

Anonymous said...

Hello ! I have put the video on DAILYMOTION from the rainbows with the song "baby baby balla balla" and a other song ( i don't now the title ) it come from beat club german television..