Sunday, 5 October 2008

The Same - Just Not The Same


Another female band that the sixties, in particular the late sixties, gave birth to were a high school quintet that went by the name of The Same. Hailing from the Arlington Heights area in Illinois, they managed to record at least one single at the Valentine Studios in California, the release Sunshine, Flowers and Rain/If You Love Me, Really Love Me. Members included Judy Selman (lead gt.), Debbie Reiss (rhythm gtr.), Vicki Selman (bass gtr.) , Donna Smelak (drums) and Vicki Hubly (lead singer). The group toured several towns in their homestate, and various venues in Chicago, including The New Place, The Crimson Cougar, and the Dark Spot while sharing the bill with bands such as The Cryin' Shames and Michael and the Messengers. Judging by the paisley glory of the girls threads they tried to encapsulate that flower power vibe flowing at the time - plus if you download the songs you'll hear how they pull the same thing off with their sound! Other outfits included pink 'poor' sweaters and maroon skirts. A newspaper article from the time explains that the girls were not allowed to pratice during the week, but their parents do not object alltogether as they see it as an overall postive experience for them. While not performing the girls enjoyed ordinary teenage activities including listening to records, going to dances and talking on the phone in-between doing homework.

While not anything spectacular, they're still another fascinating entry in the annals of 60's female bands! As one student at the time comments "I think 'The Same' is groovy, and they show what really good music a group consisting entirely of girls can produce"!

9 comments:

I said...

Great!!
ps. I would love love love it if you would repost the Daughters of Eve file from a while back! Thank you for this lovely blog!

esmenard.victor said...

I have kept the Daughters of Eve that I got from this site. Just let me know if you're still here and if it's worth re-uploading and posting the link here :)

R-Funk said...

These guys are great.

esmenard.victor said...
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esmenard.victor said...

Well, reuploaded DOE, it was a small file anyway.

http://rapidshare.com/files/153678495/Daughters_Of_Eve_-_Collection.rar

cinnamonK said...

No probs on posting the Daughters of Eve collection - I no longer had the ZIP ready for reuploading - so thanks for doing it for me really!

i said...

Thanks so much 'esmenard'!

i said...

p.s.- Although I don't have my own music blog, I collected a lot of related stuff from other sites, been meaning to post my list of good downloads and blogs somewhere, heres two things you all might enjoy off the top of my head:

Nice Liverbirds Album (I like the sad songs) (- I found this on some garage forum site)
http://rapidshare.com/files/49190798/The_Liverbirds_-_Star-Club_Show_4.rar.html

Dara Puspita (from FM shades a while back)
http://www.mediafire.com/?5gzygdmg0ty

Hopefully those links work, anyway, thanks.

Pedal said...

Amazing blog! I love all the posts on 60's female musicians. I can't believe that The Same came from Arlington Heights--the same suburb where my mom grew up! Outtasite!