Bill Flores

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Revered by rockers long after their demise, The Chocolate Watchband took their musical cue from the British Invasion, emulating the Stones, Kinks, and Pretty Things in their Los Altos, California garage circa 1965.

Known for their Ray Davies penned anthemic hit "I'm Not Like Everybody Else," the Watchband were anchored by Bill Flores, who vacillated from four-to-the bar roots thumpery to trippy psychedelic contrapuntal underpinnings..

The lads waxed a few terrific slabs that must have found their way onto the turntables of The Strokes, The Mooney Suzuki, and The Hives, among other simpatico devotees.   

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