The Raiders :: Just Seventeen (1970)

Between 1965 and '67 Seattle’s Paul Revere & The Raiders were a non-stop hit machine...but by 1970 they were viewed as passé bubblegum by the rock cognoscenti and had been relatively hitless for three years. While the group may have been overexposed (thanks to the several daily afternoon TV shows   that they hosted), they had far too much substance and talent to completely fade away into obscurity. The band - effectively led by singer Mark Lindsay at this point - tried in vain to reinvent themselves as hip ’n’ heavy, going so far as to promote their 1969 . . .

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