The Yellow Payges ‎– Jezebel



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March 29, 2018
referencing Jezebel, 7", Promo, WS-217

Los Angeles, California, 1966
Frontman : Dan Hortter

“We started as a surf rock band in 1965, called the Driftones, but we broke up the following year,” Hortter said. “I was going to the Hullabaloo where a good friend of mine played bass in the Palace Guard, the house band. They were doing ‘I’m a Man’ but didn’t have a harmonica player, so they said ‘Well, we’ll just toss a microphone into the crowd and you can play harp.’

“Pretty soon I ended up onstage and the management there asked if I had my own band and of course I said ‘Yes,’ even though I didn’t. So the Driftones got back together, and changed the name to the Yellow Payges because we wanted something unique and easy to remember.”

They developed a particularly vibrant hybrid of frantic rock and double-barreled blues, tinged overall with a soulful, melodic psychedelic pop sensibility that made for an irresistible sound.