The Musical History of
Paul Revere & the Raiders
featuring Mark Lindsay
1961-1975

Chart Results Follow

 

.. The first rock and roll group signed to Columbia Records, and the first group to bring
Columbia a gold rock and roll record.

... According to Chuck Eddy, in "Stairway To Hell - The 500 Best Heavy Metal Albums
in the Universe": "Ages before Subpop Records made the Great Northwest famous again,
this Portland bunch rocked with more guts and gusto than Soundgarden and Mudhoney
ever would." He ranked the Raiders' GREATEST HITS as #33
.

link to  Paul Revere & the Raiders Greatest Hits CD

... According to Ken Barnes, in Phonograph Record Magazine (March 1973): "A group whose
vast recording output turns out to be as solid a legacy of straight-forward, exciting mid-
sixties rock and roll as America produced in that illustrious era. "They came out of the
Northwest playing in that region's dominant style as exemplified by the Wailers, Sonics,
Kingsmen, and other local hotshots -- raw, wild organ/sax-dominated versions of raunchy
rock and roll and R&B records. Their first Jerden Records release was recorded live with
Mark Lindsay displaying bombastic bull-throated vocal power. Similarly, their first
Columbia LP, HERE THEY COME [expanded on the November 2000 release of MOJO
WORKOUT], sports ferocious live versions of 'Money,' 'Louie Louie,' 'Do You Love Me,
' 'You Can't Sit Down,' 'Big Boy Pete,' and 'Ooh Poo Pah Doo.'"

The Raiders had been signed to Columbia Records in 1963 on the basis of their local
success with an indie release of "Louie Louie," and Columbia released that master as the
group's first single. While it was a huge success in the Northwest, the Kingsmen's version
took the country by storm, largely because of the controversy over its definitely
unintelligible and supposedly obscene lyrics. As it turned out, the Kingsmen's version was
merely the garbled result of lead singer Jack Ely trying to sing into an awkwardly-placed
mic while wearing braces on his teeth, while the Raiders' version really does have an
obscene ad-lib during the guitar solo. The Who certainly took notice of the Raiders at this
time. Check out The Raiders' "Louie, Go Home" (1964) from the Columbia / Legacy
anthology LEGEND OF PAUL REVERE and then check out The Who's "Lubie (Come Back
Home)" (1965) from WHO'S MISSING -- you'll hear an identical song... note for note, word
for word, ad-lib for ad-lib, with Roger Daltrey's vocal style an exact copy of Lindsay's on
the original song. By the way, "Louie, Go Home" was also covered by David Bowie.

Newly signed as the house band on Dick Clark's squeaky-clean MTV precursor "Where the
Action Is," the Raiders released "Steppin' Out," which Barnes describes as "a classic
number with a brilliant prototypically punk Lindsay vocal, and the next single, the pulsing
rocker 'Just Like Me' [later covered by Pat Benatar] went Top 10." The follow-up album,
MIDNIGHT RIDE, has been included as #63 in Tom Hibbert's "The Perfect Collection - The
Rock Albums Everybody Should Have and Why." He says, "There was nothing innocuous
about the Raiders' music, just listen to the power and drive of 'I'm Not Your Stepping
Stone.'" (And check out the Sex Pistols' recent version.

link to Paul Revere & the Raiders Midnight Ride CD

Paul Revere & the Raiders, featuring Mark Lindsay, continued to record new material for
Columbia through 1973, including the largest selling single in Columbia Records history to
that date, "Indian Reservation." Mark pursued a solo recording career at the same time,
and recorded the platinum single "Arizona," available on THE BEST OF MARK LINDSAY, the
ARIZONA/SILVERBIRD combined CD, and ARIZONA AND OTHER STATES OF MIND.
Although the Raiders' final album has never been released (it has been dubbed THE LOST
ALBUM), a few cuts made it to THE LEGEND anthology, including "Chain of Fools" -- with
the group returning to its R&B roots on that track.

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Ken Barnes concludes with: "Those who are willing to re-examine what they overlooked for
years will find a wealth of fine music -- impressive instrumentation (the powerful chording
or the whining twin guitars on 'Just Like Me' or 'Hungry' for example), superb singing
(Lindsay at times approached the status of an American Jagger) and enthralling precise
harmonies -- in short, some of the best American rock and roll of the sixties."

Currently available product referenced: MOJO WORKOUT #11097, MIDNIGHT RIDE #SC6135,
GREATEST HITS #CK 66009, THE LEGEND OF PAUL REVERE #C2K45311 , THE BEST OF MARK
LINDSAY
#BT18752 , ARIZONA/SILVERBIRD #COL5805 , ARIZONA AND OTHER STATES OF
MIND
#A28430

U.S. - BILLBOARD TOP 100 CHART RESULTS 1961-1975
**(This is not a complete discography - just Top 100)**
PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS - featuring Mark Lindsay

SINGLES
Like Long Hair #38 - 1961
(Lindsay-Revere-Robert White-Richard White-Labrum)
Arranged by Gary Paxton

Steppin' Out #46 - 1965
(Lindsay-Revere)
Produced by Terry Melcher

Just Like Me #11 - 1965
(Dey-Hart)
Produced by Terry Melcher

Kicks #4 - 1966
(Mann-Weil)
Produced by Terry Melcher

Hungry #6 - 1966
(Mann-Weil)
Produced by Terry Melcher

Great Airplane Strike #20 - 1966
(Lindsay-Melcher)
Produced by Terry Melcher

Good Thing #4 - 1967
(Lindsay-Melcher)
Produced by Terry Melcher

Ups and Downs #22 - 1967
(Lindsay-Melcher)
Produced by Terry Melcher

Him or Me - What's It Gonna Be? #5 - 1967
(Lindsay-Melcher)
Produced by Terry Melcher

I Had a Dream #17 - 1967
(Lindsay-Melcher)
Produced by Terry Melcher

Peace of Mind #42 - 1967
(Lindsay-Melcher)
Produced by Terry Melcher

Too Much Talk #19 - 1968
(Lindsay)
Produced by Mark Lindsay

Don't Take It So Hard #27 - 1968
(Lindsay)
Produced by Mark Lindsay

Cinderella Sunshine #58 - 1968
(Lindsay)
Produced by Mark Lindsay

Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon #18 - 1969
(Lindsay)
Produced by Mark Lindsay

Let Me #20 - 1969
(Lindsay)
Produced by Mark Lindsay
RIAA Certified GOLD 6/6/96

We Gotta All Get Together #50 - 1969
(Weller)
Produced by Mark Lindsay

Just Seventeen #82 - 1970
(Lindsay)
Produced by Mark Lindsay

Indian Reservation #1 - 1971
(Loudermilk)
Produced by Mark Lindsay
RIAA Certified GOLD 6/30/71
RIAA Certified PLATINUM 9/19/96

Birds of a Feather #23 - 1971
(South)
Produced by Mark Lindsay

Country Wine #51 - 1972
(Villareal-Watkins)
Produced by Mark Lindsay

Powder Blue Mercedes Queen #54 - 1972
(Lindsay-Burns-Siller)
Produced by Mark Lindsay

Song Seller #96 - 1972
(Webb)
Produced by Mark Lindsay

Love Music #97 - 1973
(Lambert-Potter)
Produced by Mark Lindsay

ALBUMS
Here They Come! #71 - 1965

Just Like Us! #5 - 1966
RIAA Certified GOLD 1/6/67

Midnight Ride #9 - 1966
RIAA Certified GOLD 3/20/67

Spirit of '67 #9 - 1966
RIAA Certified GOLD 4/17/67

Greatest Hits #15 - 1967
RIAA Certified GOLD 8/25/67

Revolution! #25 - 1967

Goin' To Memphis #61 - 1968

Hard'N'Heavy (With Marshmallow) #51 - 1969

Alias Pink Puzz #48 - 1969

Indian Reservation #19 - 1971

Mark Lindsay - Solo Releases

SINGLES
First Hymn From Grand Terrace #81 - 1969
(Webb)
Arranged by Al Capps Produced by Jerry Fuller

Arizona #10 - 1969
(Young)
Arranged by Artie Butler Produced by Jerry Fuller
RIAA Certified GOLD 1/6/70

Miss America #44 - 1970
(Kelly)
Arranged by Artie Butler
Produced by Jerry Fuller

Silver Bird #25 - 1970
(Young)
Arranged by Artie Butler
Produced by Jerry Fuller

And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind #44 - 1970
(Diamond)
Arranged by Artie Butler
Produced by Jerry Fuller

Problem Child #80 - 1971
(Davis)
Arranged by Bill Justis
Produced by Jerry Fuller

Been Too Long On the Road #98 - 1971
(Gates)
Arranged by John D'Andrea
Produced by Jerry Fuller

Are You Old Enough? #87 - 1971
(O'Day)
Arranged by John D'Andrea
Produced by Mark Lindsay

ALBUMS
Arizona #36 - 1970

Silver Bird #82 - 1970

**(This is not a complete discography - just Top 100)**



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