the song was written by paul mccartney and used by the beatles as a demo for their ill-fated "decca audition" on new years day, 1962. cilla black had a minor hit of it in 1964. their third single was the one that should've done it for them, had it not been for producer and former four preps member ed cobb completely ignoring the promotion of it. "Put the Clock back on the Wall", released in the late spring of 1967, was released on the capitol records subsidiary, Tower. the label was known as a kind of garage haven, what with the standells offerings and san jose's Chocolate Watchband also having releases on the label.
for the b-side, the song "4th street" (NOT 14th Street, as several sources say). the e-types final single was released in the late fall of 1967 on another capitol subsidiary, Uptown. the a side was "Back to me" and the b was "Big city". both songs were penned by studio songwriter and musician, randy barlow. throughout the group's career, the e-types did very well in concerts, what with their tight harmonies and extremely proficient instrumentality, but shortcomings in management and promotion led to the group's disbanding. their first single was re-released on sundazed back in 1997 and is still available, along with a sundazed-released compilation cd, "introducing the e-types" a successful reunion in 1997 also spawned a cd of new releases, "chase the moon", available on bob wence's website. several of the members get together occasionally to do shows at various places around the country.
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