Monday, 19 December 2016

Keep On Keeping On



All those years ago when I was a moody teenager today's track was one of those songs that I immediately thought of when someone mentioned Northern Soul, it was one of the first tracks on the northern compilation that a girl call called Lynn gave me that whetted my appetite and led to a30/31 year and counting love affair with this music.  The song was recorded by N.F. Porter, it would be years before I found out the first name was Nolan and later still that the F was for Fredrick, not that it's of much relevance.The single came out on the Lizard label in 1971. I had a dodgy boot of this for quite a few years until last year when I picked up the RSD release with the now more popular "If I Could Only Be Sure" on the flip. Apparently Joy Division were asked to cover this. I am having difficulty imagining how that would have sounded.

N.F Porter - Keep On Keeping On

6 comments:

Anto said...

But did JD borrow the riff for Interzone? We'll never know..

George said...

Bloody brilliant. Even better than a couple of Christmas offerings from another site.......

George said...

If I could Only Be sure, which I've just found, is also a damned fine track. As I'm sure you know.

Marie said...

I posted "If I Could Only Be Sure" a year or so ago, but this one is awesome, Drew! Love hearing songs from your Northern collection.

All the best for the holiday season!

Marie said...

P.S. I re-upped the dead link, in case you haven't heard "If I Could Only Be Sure."

Swiss Adam said...

This and If Only... are both superb, love 'em. Hooky said JD and NO could never work out cover versions but the riff from this got written into Interzone. You can kind of hear it.