The Enemys

the-enemysFrom: Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Enemys started out in Buffalo, New York in the mid-1960s, when Cory Wells (vocals) joined a band called The Vibratos after leaving the US Air Force. Wells headed to LA along with Vibratos guitarist Mike Lustan and drummer Dave Treiger. Once in LA, the trio added Cal Titus (bass) and renamed themselves Cory Wells & The Enemys.

The band landed their first gig at The Rag Doll on Coldwater Canyon and Victory Blvd. They went on to play all the big Hollywood clubs, including Ciro’s, The Crescendo, The Palomino Club (North Hollywood), The London Fog, The Red Velvet, and Gazzarri’s, among many others. The Enemys eventually became the house band at the Whisky a Go Go for a lengthy engagement.

The Enemys released their first single, “Sinner Man”/”Say Goodbye To Donna” on Valiant Records in 1965. The band moved to MGM Records for their next single, “Glitter And Gold”/”Too Much Monkey Business.” The single was produced by the legendary Tom Wilson. The Enemys released a version of “Hey Joe” as their third single, backed by “My Dues Have Been Paid.” It seemed as though every band on the Strip in 1966 did a version of “Hey Joe.” The single was produced by Danny Hutton.

Lastly, The Enemys recorded the RnB rocker “Mo-Jo Woman” which the band also performed on an episode of The Beverley Hillbillies. By 1967, The Enemys split and Wells moved to Arizona. A year later, he moved back to LA where he reunited with Hutton and formed Three Dog Night.

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From the 1966 single MGM K13573
mo-jo-woman

  • Mo-Jo Woman