Billy Harrison said the attitude problem may have been caused by anti-Irish sentiments on the continent at the time. But, when they were interviewed by a reporter from the Irish Independent , the reporter remarked, "They were the most boorish bunch of youngsters I'd come across in my short career". Phil Coulter recalled the band's interview with a female reporter: "They would just sit and mutter monosyllabic grunts to themselves and give her off-the-wall answers".
Morrison as a solo artist raised such interviews to a "negative art form". Morrison said of this appearance, "It was ridiculous. We were totally anti that type of thing He also revealed how the band had, until that time, considered the programme a complete joke.
The producer was also the writer of the song, Bert Berns , an American , who had also co-written " Twist and Shout ". The bands had been expected to keep to their current hits, but Them audaciously segued from "Here Comes the Night" into a seven-minute version of "Turn on Your Lovelight".
The group was marketed in the United States as part of the British Invasion. For the final week The Doors opened for Them and on the last night the two bands and Morrisons jammed a twenty-minute version of "Gloria" and a twenty-five-minute version of " In the Midnight Hour ".
Van Morrison has placed the break-up of Them in context: "There was no motive behind anything you did [back then]. You just did it because you wanted to do it and you enjoyed doing it.
That's the way the thing started, but it got twisted somewhere along the way and everybody involved in it got twisted as well, including me. That's what they tried to do. That's what killed Them. Van Morrison went on to great success and fame as a solo artist, but Them's combination of garage rock and blues proved a major influence on the next generations of rock musicians, and the group's best-known singles have become staples of rock and roll.
The McAuley brothers became, unofficially, them Belfast Gypsies or Gipsies , though they were never actually billed as such, and recorded two singles on Island Records one released under the name Freaks of Nature and one Swedish-only album, all produced by Kim Fowley. Two albums, Now and Them and Time Out! Play album. Length Related Tags 60s classic rock rock blues rock oldies Add tags View all tags.
From The Album Play album. Oooh, here it comes Here comes the night Here comes the night Whoa, whoa, whoa, oh-yeah I can see right out my window Walkin' down the street my… View full lyrics.
Play track. Artist images 79 more. Them , listeners Related Tags classic rock 60s rock Them was a Northern Irish rock and roll band that was formed in Belfast in Best known for the garage rock standard " Gloria " and for launching singer-songwriter Van Morrison 's careers, the group had an energetic sound that fit right into the British blues and rock boom of the 60s.
With Van Morrison on vocals and harmonica, it featured as well Billy Harrison on guitar, Eric Wrixen on piano and keyboards, Alan Henderson on bass, and Ronnie Millings on drums, with several other musicians replacing those artists or doing side contributions during the life of the band… read more.
Them was a Northern Irish rock and roll band that was formed in Belfast in Best known for the garage rock standard " Gloria " and for launching singer-songwriter Van Morrison 's careers, the group had an energetic sou… read more. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am. Saturday 8 February Sunday 9 February Tuesday 11 February Wednesday 12 February Thursday 13 February Friday 14 February Saturday 15 February Sunday 16 February Monday 17 February Tuesday 18 February Wednesday 19 February Thursday 20 February Friday 21 February Saturday 22 February Sunday 23 February Monday 24 February Tuesday 25 February Wednesday 26 February Thursday 27 February Friday 28 February Saturday 29 February Sunday 1 March Monday 2 March Tuesday 3 March Wednesday 4 March Thursday 5 March Mason Lieberman.
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