Douglas was by no means an overnight success and had been beavering away on various musical projects since the mid-20世纪60年代. He started off in The Charmers which then morphed into the Carl Douglas Set before settling on Carl Douglas & The Big Stampede. During the mid-to-late sixties the band toured incessantly throughout the UK and Europe playing a schedule that would make James Brown dizzy and built themselves quite a following. Their reward was a record deal and ‘Crazy Feeling’ was the end result. It troubled the lower reaches of the chart and the band went on to have several other minor hits thereafter but none of them has quite the energy or ambition of 日is organ-grinding, horn-driven slab of garage grit you’re about to hear.