The Whatt Four released two amazing 45s in '66 and '67, both regional hits on KFXM in San Bernardino. They cut two originals for their first 45 on producer Gary Paxton's own ESP label. "You Better Stop Your Messin' Around" alternates between moody verses, deadly lyrics ("you say you're shopping, but ... someone else is buying you!") and an upbeat chorus. Great harmonies and a driving bass line really propel this track. It was backed with the raver "Our Love Should Last Forever", featuring Tom Ference's slamming drum beats and John Langdon's piercing guitar work.