Despite being formed in 1963 and releasing a handful of singles, it was until 1969 that Koobas (at one time The Kubas) released their first and only LP. Sadly, for Koobas never shared the commercial success of a fellow Liverpudlian band, whom they opened for in 1965, as well as shared manager Brian Epstein.
Today's song is "Royston Rose", the opening track from their eponymous LP. "Royston Rose" is simply a great late-sixties jam - extended guitar solos, fuzz bass, and some hot drumming by Tony O'Reilly, who drummed for Yes for a very short time after Koobas split.
Although Koobas released only one full-length album during their existence, in 2000 the album was re-released by Beat Goes On. Included on the re-release are all of the A and B sides Koobas released in their build up their only LP.