Wednesday, 24 August 2011

It Really Hurts Me Girl



One of the best northern tunes ever and one which helped usher in the new sounds and styles being championed by Ian Levine. When it was first aired at the Mecca in 1974 it was practically a current sound as it had been released and bombed in the US the following year.

There is a village about 6 miles from Lanark called Carstairs and have often wondered why a group would take it's name from a place know for having the State Mental Hospital/Penitentiary and a railway station where the train from London splits in two one half heading west to Glasgow the other half going to the east and the capital.

The Carstairs - It Really Hurts Me Girl

8 comments:

Simon said...

Oh yes. Brilliant. But please, and I know it's difficult not to when talking about Northern, don't mention IL again. I have never forgiven the man for those remakes that were done in the 80s of classic tunes. Beige, bland and bollockless.

drew said...

Yes they were shite, however credit must be given to the man. He discovered more classics that anybody else. For this tune, Love Factory and Don't Send Nobody Else I can at the push forgive him for the talior-mades

Simon said...

That's true. But those new versions were more than shite. Urg.

I'm going to wash the thought of them out of my head by putting on some classics.

swiss adam said...

A belter.

Anonymous said...

Would love to hear the B-side.

If it's even remotely good as the A then it should be better than 99%of music.

drew said...
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drew said...

Anon - unfortunately it is not the original I own, they sell for upwards of fifty quid but a single sided repress on Joe Boy records. Can't recall ever hearing the flip side.

Anonymous said...

Cheers anyway.

Only have the track on various CD compilations myself.