Bill, from St. Paul, MN, sends a suggestion for the Hitch-Hikers from Portage, Indiana! "Great idea" I exclaim!
The Hitch-Hikers had several 45's (I'm not sure how many) and released an LP (that I don't have, yet).
Five To One
I know nothing about the band with such a great output. The writer credits are simply:
Healey - Cole
Garrison - Rubino
Healey - Boese
Just not much to go on. There are a couple of other 45's, namely:
Thank you for your love (HH7)
This could be just one 45 and a strange numbering. I need help here!
Thanks for the inspiration Bill. I have to share his "insight", it's priceless!
"Maybe you folks have heard of them. The rude & crude "Beaver Shot" was written by Healey and Boese. The sensitive/teen whiner ballad flip, "Fool" is credited just to Healey. I especially like the rude lyrics/double entendre sub-category of garage 45s for no other reason than you can speculate how it went when they got home. The Hitchhikers probably hit up everyone (mom, dad, grandma, grandpa) in their respective families to press the record up. The boys spend the $4-500 on a disc that has zero chance of radio play and then they still have to go home and play it for their families. A most of the Moms no doubt hit the roof, the Grandmas were disgusted. The Dads and Grandpas probably had a laff over it, at least Gramps did."
I can't say I disagree with that assessment!