This Billy Vera Composition, which was performed by The Remains, can famously be found on the classicNuggets psychedelic compilation. (SNAG this if you see it)!
The Remains AKA Barry & The Remains
Ah, gee-wiz! You would think that a band that opened for The Beatles during the Fab Four's final tour would be slightlyfamous. But, no. It's been almost 50 years and The Remains remain in obscurity. Bandleader Barry Tashian formed The Remains at Boston University with Keyboardist Billy Brigg and several other students in 1964. Two years and one relic LP later, it was all over. No hit singles. No hit record.
Tashian went on to meet future Country Rock pioneer Gram Parsons, assisted him in forming The International Submarine Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. He can be heard on many of Parsons' solo recordings. Today, he and his wife Holly are Country/Folk fixtures in Nashville, TN.
Barry & The Remains lone LP contains several should-have-been hits including "Don't Look Back" written by the small-time hit maker, big-time music historian/liner note writer Billy Vera. It's a Stonesy Garage classic, with a great hook and a simple—but effective—high harmony. "Don't Look Back" is also one of many near-hit selections, which appears on the legendary 1972 Nuggets compilation—one of Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
"Don't Look Back" by Barry & The Remains