Garage girl goes for it!
In the wake of the Stones, the Animals, and the Yardbirds, more barbed and fuzzy riffs started snarling out of the garages and cubbyholes of rehearsal spaces worldwide. Garage Rock, the original 'Punk Rock', was unleashing. Many groups were lucky to cut a small label 45 with some local airplay. The women got far less chances at it. Patti's Groove are a mystery because of this common circumstance. All I know is that Columbia (a major label!) released this in January of '66. But, wow, was Patti groovy or what?!
Black and White aren't actually in the color spectrum; they're neutrals. The 60's generation rejected the fake absolutes that the 50's used to sort reality; for instance, applying those absolutes to peach, butterscotch, cinnamon, and chocolate skin to justify hatred. Instead they embraced actual blasting color in all their works. Or, perversely, they used the actual neutrals themselves to turn perception of reality inside out. Op Art and Pop Art opened this way of seeing, and pop culture expanded on it through music, fashion styles, and graphic design. It was the mid-60's and absolutes about anything wouldn't last much longer...
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