It rarely happens that a band who never officially released a recording makes a name for themselves. The Knight Riders, from Belmont, CA, buck the trend.
In 1965 they recorded nine tracks for San Francisco’s Autumn Records. But it took three more years until one track from that session (the magnificent garage proto-punk, ‘I‘ – as playing above) was released on Vault Records’ San Francisco Roots album.
It was this track that kept the band on the musical map over the years as a snotty 60s punk group from the Autumn Records roster.
If you enjoy this particular track, then I can thoroughly recommend the ‘San Francisco 1965, The Autumn Session,’ album which contains not only this classic, but seven more previously unreleased group originals.