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The Castaways are an American frat/garage rock band from the Twin Cities in Minnesota.

Their first and only hit single was “Liar, Liar“. Written by band leader James Donna and Denny Craswell, produced by Timothy D. Kehr and released by Soma Records, it reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965. “Liar, Liar” is featured in the films Good Morning, Vietnam and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The Castaways may be seen performing “Liar, Liar” in the 1967 beach movie, It’s a Bikini World. Their followup, “Goodbye Babe” was another local hit, but did not become a national hit.

The song is noteworthy for the scream that precedes a guitar-led instrumental segment between verses.

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