The 5 O’Clock Shadow: August 29, 2019


The song is custom made for a summer day in Baltimore, especially a hot one.

The Shadow artist has one of the most unconventional? bizarre? unorthodox? band names in the music industry. Prior to choosing an official name the band performed under a different name at every live show. Early aliases included The Dick Clark Five, Nine cm Worm Makes Own Food, The Vodka Family Winstons, Ashtray Babyheads and others too inappropriate to mention.

The original band was a huge influence on both The Beatles and The Kinks, which is about the highest praise a band can receive, no? Paul McCartney has said “Good Day Sunshine” was an attempt to sound like them and Dave Davies says he and his brother Ray listened to this band above and beyond The Beatles.