This was recorded in 1973, which is more or less the end of pop music for me, but it sounds much earlier with its Spector-like backing. It got to No … Continue readingDave Edmunds: Born to be With You
Return of another sweary guy: this is a live version of the song from his 2000 album Life’ll Kill Ya. Sadly, three years later it did. https://am-records.com/2018/08/06/enjoy-every-sandwich/
Back to Mr Pottymouth for the sixth instalment of this shameful series. Probably the only song ever to begin with the word ‘arseholes’.
This was written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Tony Powers, and produced by Spector. It reached No 39 in America in 1963.
ONE of the great Victorian hymns was so popular in its day that reportedly the Church of England’s bishops got sick of it and begged the clergy to stop using … Continue readingO Jesus I have promised
A rare vocal number from the Shads, with Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch singing. Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, it went to No 10 in Britain in 1965. … Continue readingThe Shadows: Don’t Make my Baby Blue
Rude words series Part 5. Evan Dando https://am-records.com/2019/04/15/lemonheads-you-win/ gets both ‘dick’ and ‘piss’ into this lovely clip from Come On Feel The Lemonheads.
This was Pitney’s biggest UK hit, reaching No 2 in 1964. It made No 9 in the States. It was written by husband and wife team Barry Mann and Cynthia … Continue readingGene Pitney: I’m Gonna Be Strong
ROGER is a heart surgeon. For fifty gruelling hours each week he operates under immense pressure with consummate skill, saving lives. For this he is, quite rightly, well remunerated to … Continue readingFair pay for Federer?
Day four of our ‘songs with rude words in them’ series and this one’s a real doozie. Written after Cale found his wife in flagrante with Kevin Ayers, it contains … Continue readingJohn Cale: Guts