Shadows of Knight – Back Door Men sealed 1966 U.S. mono garage LP


Free U.S. shipping!  A still sealed U.S. mono copy of Back Door Men, the second album by the Shadows of Knight.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. mono copy of Back Door Men, the second album by the Shadows of Knight.

About this copy: This copy of Back Door Men is a 1966 U.S. mono pressing on the Dunwich label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is largely intact, but there is a 1″ x 2″ (5 cm x 10 cm) piece missing from the front and small tears along the edges, where the thick wrap is a bit frayed.   There is a 2″ (5 cm) tear in the wrap at the lower right hand corner.

The cover is VG+, due to slight wear at the edges where the wrap is torn.

A nice copy of a surprisingly scarce (and very good) 1960s garage LP.  This is the only copy of this album we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in late 1966, Back Door Men was the second album by Chicago’s Shadows of Knight.

The album did not chart, but two singles from the album (“Bad Little Woman” and “I’m Gonna Make You Mine”) reached #91 and #90 on the U.S. singles chart. gave Back Door Men a 4 1/2 star review:

The original LP version of this album, the second by the legendary white Chicago garage punk/blues outfit, was one of the most sought-after artifacts of mid-’60s punk rock. Back Door Men was a loud, feedback-laden, sneering piece of rock & roll defiance, mixing raunchy anthems to teenage lust (“Gospel Zone,” “Bad Little Woman”), covers of Chicago blues classics (Willie Dixon’s “Spoonful,” Jimmy Reed’s “Peepin’ and Hidin'”), raga rock (“The Behemoth”), folk-rock (“Hey Joe,” “Three for Love,” “I’ll Make You Sorry”), and a blues-punk grab off of commercial Top 40 (“Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day”) all on one 12″ platter. What makes the record even more startling is that every one of these tracks, however far afield they go from one another, works.

You can listen to “I’m Gonna Make You Mine” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Dunwich
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Mono
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in