The Grains of Sand were a mid-'60s Los Angeles group who are, now, mostly known for their stompin' "Going Away, Baby." It IS a Pebbles classic, but it is its lysergically sussed flip, "Golden Apples," that I want y'all to hear. There is some blistering guitar played here, especially by 1966 standards.

This track was produced by none other than Kim Fowley. His hands are all over this track. The timbre is his; Fowley has an amazing trick for tapping deep inside himself where he keeps a 12-year-old child who seemingly has spent someone else's lifetime chanting spun sick nursery rhymes backwards and forwards. He then sets the weirdness/silliness/nonsense to music for hormone-saturated teenagers. Kent Morrill from Tacoma's the Wailers is said to have played keyboards on this track (unconfirmed!!) and Grains Of Sand member Michael Lloyd would later be with the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. "Golden Apples" MIGHT be one of the best Fowley-produced tracks...