Back Door Men

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Back Door Men
Studio album by Shadows of Knight
Released 1966
Genre Garage rock
Length 43:27
Label Sundazed
Shadows of Knight chronology
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Back Door Men is the second album by The Shadows of Knight. Both this album and its predecessor, Gloria, were released in 1966 and are considered to be seminal garage band albums. As noted by one reviewer, "The original LP version of this album, the second by the legendary white Chicago garage punk/blues outfit, was one of the most sought-after artifacts of mid-'60s punk rock. Back Door Men was a loud, feedback-laden, sneering piece of rock & roll defiance, mixing raunchy anthems to teenage lust (Gospel Zone', 'Bad Little Woman'), covers of Chicago blues classics (Willie Dixon's 'Spoonful', Jimmy Reed's 'Peepin' and Hidin'), raga rock ('The Behemoth'), folk-rock ('Hey Joe', 'Three for Love', 'I'll Make You Sorry'), and a blues-punk grab off of commercial Top 40 ('Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day'), all on one 12" platter. What makes the record even more startling is that every one of these tracks, however far afield they go from one another, works.".[2]

Track listing[3][edit]

  1. "Bad Little Woman" (Herbie Armstrong, Victor Catling, Rod Demick, Brian Rosbotham, Tito Tinsley) - 2:37
  2. "Gospel Zone" (Tom Schiffour) - 3:19
  3. "The Behemoth" (Harry Pye) - 2:34
  4. "Three for Love" (Joe Kelly) - 3:11
  5. "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts) - 5:42
  6. "I'll Make You Sorry" (Kelly) - 2:42
  7. "Peepin' and Hidin'" (Jimmy Reed) - 3:01
  8. "Tomorrow's Going to Be Another Day" (Tommy Boyce) - 2:23
  9. "New York Bullseye" (Pye) - 2:43
  10. "High Blood Pressure" (Huey "Piano" Smith, Johnny Vincent) - 3:38
  11. "Spoonful" (Willie Dixon) - 2:57
  12. "Gospel Zone" (Single Version) (1998 CD Bonus Track) (Schiffour) - 3:20
  13. "Willie Jean" (Single) (1998 CD Bonus Track) (Trad. arr. Pye) - 2:50
  14. "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" (Single) (1998 CD Bonus Track) (William Carr, Carl D'Errico, Carole Bayer Sager) - 2:30



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Bruce Eder, Review of Back Door Men;
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