The Dirty Shames

The Dirty Shames were a Toronto pop/folk band active from 1964 to 1967. They moved to New York and became regulars at Andy Warhol’s The Dom club, and opened for the Velvet Underground. The lineup included singer Carol Robinson and guitarist Amos Garrett who would go on to play with Ian and Sylvia, Maria Muldaur (that’s his guitar solo on “Midnight At The Oasis”) and a host of other bands.

The band put out two singles on Philips records, neither of which were released in Canada. The first single contained a cover of the Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Coconut Grove” paired with their self-penned “Walk Away”. From their second single here is “Blown Your Mind” which is the standout track:

Carol Robinson, Amos Garrett, Chick Roberts and Jim McCarthy.

Pictures courtesy of Toronto Public Library.