some half decent tunes, personal ramblings and the odd rant
I love this song, I've always loved it too. Don't care that it's a pub rock sub-Springsteen effort as I saw it described not so long ago. It has an energy that fizzes, and an almost melancholy feel and it's as good as most of the punk/new wave singles of the time.
Just thinking about when I bought this on 7". It was about 1984 and my local record shop was closing down. The owners, 2 funny old Jewish brothers who fixed bikes and televisions in the other half of the shop let me go through their old back stock and buy a load of old singles at 50p a piece. Got Booker T & The MGs version of The Horse,this song, Your Generation by Gen X, Tin Soldiers by SLF, My World by Secret Affair, White Riot by those Clash boys and a bunch of other things.
Sounds like a good day's work Si.
I don't think I bought a single from the Beasley back stock that I don't still love today 30 years later. Also got Edwin Starr's War & Peace album for a quid. That's a great little album, like a missing link between the Motown label it was on and Stax.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_%26_Peace_(Edwin_Starr_album)
I think there's a lot of us who love this song. Secret Affair - a record I used to own!
A pleasant blast from the past
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