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Music Monday: Evil – “I’m Movin’ On”

posted August 4, 2014 5:04 am

As a band named The Evil, they sure lay it out straight, there’s greener places beyond this hill. It’s time for him to hit the road, and baby, you’re not invited.

Evil was a 60s garage band from Miami, Florida. They released one 45 on Living Legend “Always Runnin’ Around” / “Whatcha Gonna Do About It” that was also later released on Columbia. This wild track wasn’t released at that time.

They won a battle of the bands and the prize was some studio recording time. The track was written in about ten minutes on the day and cut as an acetate (a fragile test pressing), not meant to survive. It was unearthed a few years ago when a local garage music historian named Miami Jeff organized a release for it.

We’re lucky to have this track, but imagine all the great songs that

It stayed with one of the band members from the mid-60s until recent years when local garage band historian Miami Jeff was given it & organised a release. I often wonder how many killer songs only existed as a fragile acetate and are now lost to time.