God, I LOVE this song! It's such a pounder! I play it out every chance I get.
The Equals were a mixed race group from the UK—a couple of the guys were originally from Jamaica; Eddy "Electric Avenue" Grant (!), was from Guyana, and the other fellers were from London. They were not exactly a garage band, I know, but if you give a single shit about anything '60s, knowing the Equals is mandatory. They lasted into the '70s with diminishing results, tho' they did have a couple AM radio near hits: "Baby, Come Back" and the fantastic "I Get So Excited." In the '80s, member Eddy Grant would have some success as a solo artist.