The Shacks' My Name Is... / Sand Song. Available here on on 7".
The A side My Name Is... is one of the first songs The Shacks wrote shortly after they met. Producer Leon Michels had the track and the title for it and sent it on to The Shacks to pen the lyrics. Max Shrager says of writing the lyrics “this song is about setting a time and place to meet up, wandering around like ghosts until we spotted each other in a crowd of strangers. It is inspired by I Only Have Eyes For You by The Flamingos”. Musically, it has the infectious attraction that all of El Michels productions do. A poppy melody balanced out by the rough and toughrhythm section made this the perfect match for Shannon’s subtle and sweet vocals. The B side, Sand Song is a beautiful tune about an ugly subject; global warming. The hauntingly beautiful guitar melody that the Shrager produced track begins with is met with the equally somber vocals from Shannon. Reverb drenched background vocals and organ flourishes follow suit with the arrangement showcasing The Shacks razor sharp musicianship.
7" - Standard 7".