THE CONTINENTAL CO-ETS are one of dozens upon dozens of lost American garage treasures who surfaced during a brief British Invasion- and “Psychotic Reaction”-fueled rage of loud guitars, short songs, and bouncy choruses. But get this â€“ they were girls. Thereâ€™s that whole forgotten underbelly of all-girl or girl-led bands from 1964-67, celebrated on the GIRLS IN THE GARAGE compilations and perhaps best known and represented by the single track, â€œWhat A Way To Dieâ€, by Leather Tuscaderoâ€™s PLEASURE SEEKERS. A few years ago I got wind of a couple of fantastic lost 45s by this Minnesota band, one of which had thankfully been repressed by Get Hip records. The other tracks are scattered among various hard-to-find compilation LPs and CDs. The Co-Ets have a really great, brooding, minor-key chug to their songs, with terrific young-girl vocals and choruses that itâ€™s hard to excavate from your head once they get lodged in there. My favorite 2 of their 4 are the ones Iâ€™m posting for you here.
Play or Download THE CONTINENTAL CO-ETS – “I Don’t Love You No More”
Play or Download THE CONTINENTAL CO-ETS – “Let’s Live For The Present”