The Grodes

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The Grodes
Also known as The Tongues of Truth
Origin Tucson, Arizona, United States
Genres Garage rock, rock and roll, protopunk, pop rock
Years active 1965 (1965)-1967 (1967)
Labels Tri-m
Associated acts The Dearly Beloved
Past members
  • Manny Freiser
  • Dale Smith
  • Patti McCarron
  • Rick Mellinger
  • Keith Craig
  • Rich Cota Robies
  • Manny Freiser
  • Rick Lust
  • John Lee White III

The Grodes, sometimes known as The Tongues of Truth, were a garage rock band from Tucson, Arizona, that featured lead singer and songwriter Manny Freiser,[1][2][3] and were active between late 1965 and 1967. They are best remembered for two Manny Freiser written songs, “Cry a Little Longer” and the original version of “Let’s Talk about Girls" (recorded as The Tongues of Truth), later covered by The Chocolate Watchband.[1] Freiser also wrote several songs for fellow Tucson band, The Dearly Beloved.[1][2][3] Many of the songs recorded by both The Grodes and The Dearly Beloved are included on the CD compilation Let's Talk About Girls! Music From Tucson 1964-1968.[1]


With The Dearly Beloved
  • Let’s Talk About Girls! Music From Tucson 1964-1968 (Bacchus Archives/Dionysus Records, rel. 1997).[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Let's Talk About Girls! Music from Tuscon [sic] 1964-1968". allmusic. Rovi Corp. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Kit, Chas (9 August 2004). "The Tongues of Truth & The Grodes". Garage Hangover. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "The Grodes - Cry a Little Longer". YouTube. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Let's Talk About Girls! - Music From Tucson 1964-1968". Old Melodies... 25 June 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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