The Enfields

the-enfieldsFrom: Wilmington, DE, USA

The Enfields were an American garage rock/psychedelic band out of Wilmington, Deleware who were active in the 1960s. Led by guitarist and songwriter Ted Munda, their style was highly influenced by the British Invasion and folk rock. While considered the top group in Wilmington at the time, the band failed to reach a wider national audience. The Enfields broke up in 1967, and Munda went on to form the group The Friends Of The Family.

Forming in 1964, The Enfields came together as a merber between two Wilmington bands called the Playboys and the Touchstones. Munda and Gordon Berl were member in the Playboys, and John Bernard, Bill Gallery, Robin Eaton, and Charles Jenner played in the Touchstones. After the merger, their lineup was Marc Morgan (vocals), Ted Munda (guitar), John Bernard (guitar), Bill Gallery (bass), and Gordon Berl (drums). Munda and Berl would often sing harmonies, as well. Munda was the band’s primary songwriter, drawing influences from bands like the Beatles, the Zombies, and the Beau Brummels. Needing a name for the band, they wanted to find something decidedly English, thus choosing the Enfields in honor of the famous British rife named after the city of Enfield.

The Enfields cut three singles for the Richie label in 1966, the first of which was “In The Eyes Of The World,” The song became a big local hit. This was followed uo with the even more popular folk rock-influenced “She Already Has Somebody”/”I’m For Things You Do.” By this time, the Enfields were the most popular band in Wilmington. Their third single was “You Don’t Have Very Far”/”Face To Face.” The Enfields released their last single in early 1967 with “Twelve Month Coming”/”Time Card.” Again, this single failed to chart. The band became increasingly disappointed with their lack of success, and broke up shortly after.

Since their demise, the Enfields’ work has become a staple of the era, coming to the attention of garage rock collectors and has appeared on several compilations.

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1966 single Richie RI 670

  • I’m For Things You Do
  • She Already Has Somebody