The Syndicats - On The Horizon b/w Crawdaddy Simone 7"
RSD 2016 release. Limited edition of 1300. First reissue of this classic single from 1965, with new picture sleeve and notes by Mike Stax (Ugly Things). "The Syndicats were formed in Tottenham in 1963. . . . [Producer Joe Meek] and The Syndicats gave the smooth Ben E King soul ballad a ghostly overhaul, festooning it with cobwebbed tack piano runs, lapping waves of volume-pedaled guitar and eerie backing vocals. Meek gave the band free rein for the B-side. . . . Getting into the group's 'anarchist R&B' spirit, the producer encouraged them to 'just go wild' -- which they duly did." --Mike Stax