Part 7 of my favorite youtube videos countdown continues with The Atlantics! Hailing from Australia, The Atlantics started out as Sydney’s answer to the Beach Boys…except, they didn’t sing. They were a surf rock instrumental band who churned out the local hits “Bombora.” Looking to change their image a bit, they collaborated with lead singer Johnny Rebb in the mid 60s and produced “Come On” in 1967. Written by drummer Peter Hood, “Come On” is considered one of the all-time long lost classics of garage punk rock. Its a brash, highly charged electric party highlighted by a killer chorus and a bass line accented with Eastern mysticism. This video is funny because we get to see Johnny Rebb’s gorgeous toupee, and moves strait out of Elaine Benes’s school of dance. Enjoy!
The Atlantics, Youtube Favs on February 23rd, 2011 by WillieTags: 60s rock, Australia, Bombora, Bosco Bosanac, classic punk, Come On, Elaine Benes, Elaine's dancing, garage punk, garage rock, Jim Skiathitis, Johnny Rebb, Peter Hood, Rock and Roll, Seinfeld, surf rock, The Atlantics, Theo Penglis, willie simpson