- Epic Riff: Ernie was very prone to this. And we love him for it.
- Growing the Beard: When they became a sextet they started rocking hard as hell.
- Needs More Love: Whenever a "Top X Guitarists" list is published, Ernie Isley's name is usually suspiciously absent.
- Older Than They Think: They did the original version of "Shout" back in 1959. They also covered "Twist And Shout" two years before The Beatles did.
- Vindicated by History: Most of their late 70's early 80's output.