VIDEO PREMIERE: The Equals "I Can See But You Don't Know" 1970

posted Friday Oct 21st, 2016

Wow, just WOW, what a band The Equals were, and what incredible material they unleashed in such a turbulent time for rock'n roll. As one of the first mixed-race bands of the 1960s, they were very underexposed to US audiences despite their incredibly catchy and endless string of hit songs, so they mainly retained their popularity overseas in Europe, where they were worshiped as the gods they truly are. Featuring a young Eddy Grant, who would go on to later worldwide success with his hit "Electric Avenue" in 1982, and fronted by the impeccable Derv Gordon, The Equals should have been five thousand times bigger in worldwide popularity, yet here we live in an unfair world like that.

But today we have a very special treat for both huge Equals fans and new converts alike, one of the rarest promo videos, not available on YouTube until TODAY, for their smash "I Can See But You Don't Know" that is just gonna blow your stinkin' socks off. A killer video in itself with great burn-out color swashes over a gritty black & white film of the band going crazy, such a ball-crusher! Many thanks to Equals fan #1 Jason Duncan (who is working on the definitive Equals book, stay tuned!) for taking the time to get this clip uploaded, so be sure to pass it around to any one and everyone, it's just too good to keep a secret any longer.

Kick this into full-screen mode for best effect and blast off with "I Can See But You Don't Know" - it's gonna crush your head in!