Paul Revere And The Raiders – Midnight Ride 
Producer: Terry Melcher
The Band: Mark Lindsay – Drake Levin – Phil Volk – Mike Smith – Paul Revere
position on the Billboard: # 4 ° position
Not that they are better than Beatles, Stones, Who, Byrds, Beach Boys, Doors, no. But they managed to gather influences from every great record in their sound. The energy of the Who, the aggressiveness of the Animals, the harmony of the Beatles, the hits of the Stones, in short, they managed to demonstrate in Midnight Ride that an American band could make the desired rock without participating in the “British invasion.” ‘Kicks’, the anti-drug anthem (I can not believe it but it existed … ) and ‘I’m Not Your Stepping Stone’ (Later re-recorded by the Sex Pistols) are songs that many of the bands quoted would like to have as their singles, such the quality. ‘Louie Go Home’ and ‘Melody For An Unknown Girl’ are also very good, after all it’s hard to even say a bad word. ‘All I Really Need Is You’ might very well have been the 60’s anthem. But it was not.
Photograph. Paul Revere and The Raiders.
Maybe that’s one reason Paul Revere’s band name is not remembered as deserved. But left in Midnight Ride, as well as the first Paul Revere, an important souvenir for American musical independence.