October 25, 2020

Bucket T

From the "A Quick One" liner notes by Chris Charleworth with additions by Brian Cady.

 

Recorded at IBC Studios Oct. 11, 1966.

From the A Quick One liner notes by Chris Charleworth with additions by Brian Cady:

 

Recorded at IBC Studios Oct. 11, 1966.

Released on the Ready Steady Who! EP. Originally recorded by L.A. surf duo Jan & Dean. The Who’s surf music influence came solely from Keith, once the drummer in The Beachcombers, a surf band from Wembley. Keith’s all-time favorite song was The Beach Boys’ ‘Don’t Worry Baby.’

The original version appeared on Jan & Dean’s LP Dead Man’s Curve.

Despite their name, The Beachcombers were not a surf band.

The Swedish TV show Popside filmed The Who recording this track. It was released as a single in Sweden shortly after the clip aired and became one of the few Who singles anywhere to reach #1.