I couldn't resist. Thee Midniters "I Found A Peanut" is one of those twisted songs that I can't get enough of, more so because it seems kind of uncharacteristic. As you should already know, Thee Midniters ruled East L.A. in the sixties, and their standard fare was garage-ish R & B and ballads. They were good at it. Hugely popular. Anyways, I'm not quite sure what "I Found A Peanut" is about, but my guess would be that the singer found something at a party that he thought was a peanut, but turned out to be some sort of barbiturate. You'll see what I mean, and you'll know why it was a bit tough to decipher the lyrics (about a third of the way into the song). One thing to point out, Raven Sings the Blues' post that hosts the second song below, does so in a post of five cuts of lesser known garage songs, all worthy. Git!
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Thee Midnighters - I Found A Peanut mp3 at Api.ning.com
Thee Midniters - Jump, Jive & Harmonize mp3 at Raven Sings the Blues
Thee Midniters - Sitting On the Grass mp3 at Like Dynamite to Your Brain
Thee Midnighters - Chicano Power mp3 at Concordia Click on small arrow right underneath "info" on streaming bar for download link.
Thee Midniters at Wikipedia
The Birth of the Lowrider Sound at Lowrider Magazine