During the British Invasion, few American bands could rival their European counterparts. An exception was Paul Revere & the Raiders whose name and look almost made it appear as if they would go to war with the “British Invaders”. Employing a Garage sound that was fast and unpretentious and rivaled that of any British act, in retrospect the Raiders were a much tighter and efficient band than they may have gotten credit for. Ironically, it was the costumes, the use of comedy in their live shows that gave them a bubblegum image that they have yet to shake. As they have yet to be nominated in over twenty years, it is doubtful to think they will get one now.