Thursday, December 29, 2011

Shangri Las

I've recently discovered 1960s 'tough' girl group the Shangri Las, best known probably for the single 'Leader of the Pack'. Not only did lead singer Mary Weiss (she's the blonde one) have a lovely voice (the band were actually a quartet rather than a trio, but Mary's sister Betty rarely toured with the rest of the group and so doesn't appear in many photos) but their songs express so brilliantly adolescent longing and angst, all from a decidedly female perspective. Oh, and the girls had great style too. Youthful, cutesy but a big rough around the edges too.

Here's them performing one of my favourites: 'Out in the Streets.'




3 comments:

REread said...

Cool ...

tonypark said...

Love the Shangri Las. Hi from Africa. Hope all is good with the new gig.
TP

Michael said...

The picture of them with the 6 men in WKDA Good Guys shirts... the one on the far left is my father, Bill Berlin!