Mirimar Records 45, 1966
Also "We're Not Just Anybody" EP on
Misty Lane Records.
We love jangly, Byrds-influenced folk-garage tracks, so we were delighted when Misty Lane corralled all of this California combo's incredibly expensive 45s on a nice, affordable 10". One of the most legendary mysteries of 60s garage-dom, the Dovers made four singles in nine months and then vanished. All eight sides are incredible; while definitely more teenage than the Byrds, each one is a dark, moody gem. You can hear what is arguably their most famous (or least obscure) track, "What Am I Gonna Do" on Rhino Records' Nuggets box set. (It's also #50 on G45 Legends, one of our favorite websites.) The EP mentions a CD forthcoming on Ace/Big Beat, but that was a few years ago, and there's still no sign of it.