Oscar & The Majestics: Reflecting Back on The Glory Days, The Comeback and Today with Oscar!
THIS EDITION OF “MIDWEST BEAT WITH TOM LOUNGES” ORIGINALLY AIRED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
The in-studio guest for this program is guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Oscar Hamod a Northwest Indiana native who spends this hour reflecting back on the glory days Oscar & The Majestics, a hard-rocking, soul-influenced, garage-punk quartet of the 1960s from Gary, Indiana who recorded most of their tunes at the legendary Chess Recording Studios in Chicago for the USA Records label.
A new chapter to the Oscar & The Majestics story began in 2011 when their original singles were re-issued worldwide as an anthology titled, “No Chance Baby,” a 14-song collection featuring the original 12 singles released by the group between 1964 and 1968. Among the band’s original tunes are groovy fuzz-tone garage rock covers of “House Of The Rising Sun” and The Who’s “I Can’t Explain.” Several selections from the anthology are played during the course of the interview, including the two awesome covers which are each given a wholly new and unique sound.
“Rock ‘n’ roll is something that just stays with you,” explained Oscar, guitarist, vocalist and namesake of Oscar & The Majestics. “You get older, you move on, you do other things, but the music is always there inside you. It never goes away. It certainly hasn’t for us.”