Do you love me?
British rock was more than the Beatles and Stones during the 60’s. Lots of British groups were hot and at least for me The Dave Clark Five holds a special place. One of my apartment mates in graduate school was much more into pop music than I was. He bought albums and played them often while I was trying to get to sleep. Evan introduced me, sometimes kicking and screaming, to the Dave Clark Five among other groups .
I like it like that.
I’m rather a lame pop music fan because I don’t always know the groups even though I know the songs backward and forward. My memories of the Dave Clark Five center around one song. I Like it Like That. That one song stood our from the mass of pop rock during the early 60’s. Amazingly I never associated DC5 with their more popular songs which are fine as far as they go but not very adventurous in the pop offerings. I enjoyed songs like Catch Me if You Can and Anyway You Want It but not enough to remember the group that made them hits. Heck, the Monkeys- that made for TV American rock group- sound similar.
A Bit of Edge!
The song that I remember and identify with DC5 is I like it like that which, to me, is their most distinctive song with a bit of edgy suggestion about it. There is just a hint of darkness shading the overwhelming niceness of early 60’s rock and that’s what caught my attention.
Are the DC5 part of your 60’s experience?
This may be only my twisted 60;s experience. Maybe you won’t remember the DC5 at all or it you do, it won’t be I like it like that that sticks in your memory. Maybe you like the insipid mellow of the early Beatles or the sophomoric intellect of their pretentious later work. You can keep them. I like the infectious spunk of DC5 and the rambunctious edge of I like it like that.