The Goldwaters: ‘Sing Folksongs to Bug the Liberals’ LP circa 1964

5 Jun
“We’ll get back to school after Goldwater gets in the White House. But for the next few months we’re looking for voters… Republicans, Democrats, independents—even Beatles.”

—Fred Quan, banjoist for The Goldwaters, 1964

One of the greatest and yet failed attempt to lure people to vote for a political candidate. The idea was to create  a band that would follow the political trail for Barry Goldwater and his run for the golden chair, The Presidency. This being the brainchild of Buford & Mark Clark Bates

Needless to say, the group and the candidate were major flops. The record itself, like politics is barely listenable. The group was never heard from again but in 1996 were offered another stint to help a candidate, they were to be renamed The Doles.




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