Just Like Me (Paul Revere and the Raiders)

22 JANUARY 1966

Paul Revere and the Raiders’ very solid bit of quality garage rock, ‘Just Like Me’, was at its peak position of #11 on the US Billboard charts this week. It was taken from their album 'Just Like Us'.

The Raiders were the most successful of the garage rock bands from the north-west US scene, and had a string of reasonable hits into the early 1970s (including a #1).

The video above shows them dressed in their trademark Revolutionary War attire while engaging in their usual zany goofball onstage antics. This kind of shtick seems lame (and annoying) today, but it was an approach that earned them several hundred TV appearances, including performing as themselves in an episode of the ‘Batman’ series. It probably also prevented them from being taking too seriously as a rock act, which is a shame because they had one of the heavier guitar sounds of the mid '60s.

B-side: 'B.F.D.R.F. Blues' 
Released: 1965
Highest chart position: #11 (US)
Length: 2:23
Label: Columbia
Writers: Rick Dey and Rich Brown

Just Like Me (Paul Revere and the Raiders)