JIM PETERIK / THE IDES OF MARCH: My Foolish Pride was very Rubber Soul inspired (reference Girl). I wrote it on this cheap little Performachord organ that Larry had sitting around and in fact that sound made it on to the record and contributed to its unique character. Steve Daniels had just joined the band on trumpet and I wrote a cool line for him to play. We joked around by changing the title to My Polish Bride.
kk: It is, without question, one of my all-time favorite Ides Of March tracks. This song should have been a monster hit. Was this an attempt to take the band in another direction?
JP: To an extent, since this was really the first use of horns on an Ides record.
kk: Honestly in hindsight it sounds a little Tijuana Brassy ... but it has SUCH a great feel to it ... there isn't another Ides record that I can think of that captures so many different moods in under three minutes!
JP: It's a really bittersweet ode. Many moods as you say. And that cheesy Performachord organ really makes it. Yes, Tijuana Brassy for sure. The Lonely Berwyn Bull.
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to find a bad one. Even though Let It Out by the Hombres is weak in many regards, I still don't mind hearing it once in a while. It is proof that just about anything went on the charts during that year. As
a side note, a guy that works at the station saw the Hombres in '67 and thinks that may have been the only song they played ... and it was about a 20 minute version of it!
For anyone who hasn't heard the "Makin' Noise With Mark Dawson" show we did a couple of weeks ago, you can still check it out online via the link below: