Paul Revere and the Raiders couldn't shake their teeny-bopper clean cut image for the life of them. To get some airplay on the hipper FM stations, the band shipped their latest single, Let Me, under the alias 'Pink Puzz.' The station happily played it, thought it was cool, etc until..... they realized who it was and dropped it like a hot potato.
The subsequent album, which included the single was released as
Alias Pink Puzz (Columbia 1968)
Depite the band's attempt to ditch the Revolutionary War costumes and dress more hip, it was not a hit.
And songs such as Down in Amsterdam which deals with the horrors of missing your limo ride to the airport didn't really resonate withe the hippie crowd. After Mark missed his limo he jumped into his rental car. Did he not return it? Was he going to leave it on the street and flee the country?