SONG OF THE DAY The Werps – Love’s A Fire


There was also a ‘hornless’ version of today’s song recorded at the time of its release in 1967, but this doesn’t even come close to what you can feast your ears on if you press play above!

The Werps recorded just one 45 for the WGW label of Somerville, New Jersey and its a crying shame there was never more to come from this garage band before they disappeared into obscurity.  Backed by the comparatively slow-paced Shades of Blue on the b-side, the contrasting sounds of Love’s A Fire roars with frenzied anguish, devouring everything in its path.  The drums bellow with thundering force, accented by the fierce horn section – which adds something completely unique to this garage-rock masterpiece – whilst a gloriously skittish keys solo relentlessly courses through the middle like a wailing beast! There’s really no other record from this era (or any) quite like this!

Both songs were written by James Serenko and John Matzko, with the record produced by Geno Viscione.  I can’t seem to find out too much else about the Werps, I’m not too sure of the band members names or what instruments they played, but I guess this just adds to the appeal and mystery…they came, they dropped this absolute bombshell and they went… This 45 has been on my want list for a while now, but at an average asking price of £75-80, I may have to make do with listening to it online! As long as I can hear it!! Check it out above.

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5 Responses to SONG OF THE DAY The Werps – Love’s A Fire

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