Monday, 11 June 2007

Scandal - Girl, You're Goin' Out'a My Mind

Scandal - Girl, You're Goin' Out'a My Mind (Pepper 432. 1967)
A nice upbeat pop-psych number.

Featured on Fading Yellow Vol.3. I don't have the liners for that, maybe it clears up where this band were from? A Google tells me there was a Pepper Sound Studio in Memphis, so perhaps the band were from there?

Flip is "There's Reasons Why"


Anonymous said...


Euphonic said...

Yes, this label was indeed an offshoot of the Pepper studio in Memphis (mostly used for recording advertising jingles). They also had some soul releases, of which The Short Kuts' "Your Eyes May Shine" is a minor classic.

pfft said...

Here's what the Fading Yellow 3 liners say about the song:

"No info available..."

Anonymous said...

Taken from Vernon Joynson's "Fuzz Acid & Flowers":

Len Renfro and Bruce Smith liked to sing with their girlfriends when they weren't playing with their Memphis, Tennessee group The Sands. As their vocal arrangements became more accomplished they started performing around town and were heard by The Gentrys' Larry Raspberry, who thought they should put out a 45.

The Raspberry-produced 45 (There's Reasons Why/Girl, You're Goin' Out'a My Mind) appeared at the end of 1967. It was well received - echoey harmonies over organ and tambourine. Both songs were written by Renfro and Smith. They split soon after when Renfro joined the Navy in the Spring of 1968.

Renfro later married Kathy Thornton. Carol Ferrante would become Mrs. Larry Raspberry. The full story is in Ron Hall's book 'Playing For A Piece Of The Door: A History Of Garage & Frat Bands In Memphis 1960-1975' (Shangri-La Projects, p2001, ISBN 0-9668575-1-8).

art said...

I have a 45 by Rita Coolidge on Pepper. And speaking of Larry Raspberry, I live in Sacramento California and can remember him gigging out here with his group Larry Raspberry and the High Steppers.