Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Paul Revere and the Raiders: Kicks.
"Kicks", is believed to be the first anti-drug song. After the Animals had a hit with "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place," Terry Melcher, who produced the album, asked the song's writers Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil for something similar for Paul Revere and the Raiders. They sent him this song in which they were hoping would help Gerry Goffin,(who was Carole King's husband, at the time) get off drugs.
Released: May 6, 1966
Genre: Pop rock, garage rock
Producer: Terry Melcher