were a Dublin based beat band of the 60s.
In March 1967, the Strangers released a single
with back-to-back covers of songs from the
album More of the Monkees. On the A side,
the Strangers handle the Neil Diamond song
The killer bee is a groovy version of
"Mary Mary," the Monkees classic
Miracles who sang tender love songs were losing
ground on the U.S. chart to acts with attitude.
Teen pop idols were being eclipsed by edgy
bands that played harder and heavier music.
At the Dell, old school hardliners knew the
times were changing, bemoaning the shift
away from the traditional sweet, innocent
doo-wop, pop and soul that had long been
the Dell’s bread and butter. Garage rock,
punk, funk, psych, acid rock, hard rock
and heavy metal were the hot trends...
from motion picture Wild in the Streets)