The 88’s – Money Can Buy The Best Of You
Engram Records ENGS 008
Money Can Buy The Best Of You / Real Gone Over You
In 1981, Jeff Poskin (guitar) and Steve Grindle (double bass) left Ravenna and the Magnetics to form the 88’s with drummer Arnie Leinonen (also from a previous line-up of the Magnetics). The trio recorded one single that very same year. Poskin sings the A-side, a Rockabilly number that begins with an intro similar to Janis Martin’s Good Love and then evolves into a Buddy Holly-influenced rocker. Leinonen wrote and sings the B-side, an excellent jumpin’ and bouncin’ Rockabilly. The band released a third song (Party 88) on the compilation album Seattle Syndrome – Volume One, which is more in a hillbilly albeit rockin’ vein.
Fred “Virgil” Turgis