Both the original and Shadow bands today hail from the Pacific Northwest. The original band is fronted by sisters and at one time was called “Hocus Pocus”.  Ironically this band’s only number one hit was sung by the sister who was not the usual lead vocalist.

Today’s song was the first single released from the original band’s debut album. The rapid acoustic rhythm part is said to have been inspired by The Moody Blues song “Question”.

Garmonbozia was the initial name of the more experimental version of today’s Shadow band. Their current name includes one of Santa’s reindeer.

The 5 O’Clock Shadow is presented by Coney Island Brewing Company