March 23, 2011
MECKENBURG ZINC - Hard Working Woman / I'd Like To Help You (Orange 1970)
First and only release by obscure Meckenburg Zinc, this is another Carter/Lewis production. "Hard Working Woman" is a brilliant pop number with a cool vocal arrangement, penned and maybe performed by John Carter together with Tony Maculay. UK issue
March 15, 2011
BENNY - Zwei Wie Wir / Der Erste Kuss - Die Ersten Tränen (Hansa 1974)
Here's a good kraut-glam number by 16 year-old German singer Benny Schnier who also released a cool version of Plastic Bertrand's "Ça Plane Pour Moi", called "Bin Wieder Frei".
"Zwei Wie Wir" is a pure Suzi Quatro performance with crunching guitar, handclaps and HEYs. German issue, produced by Frank Farian.
March 6, 2011
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE - No.2
Originally written and released by Giorgio Moroder in Italian as
"Tu Sei Mio Padre".
The song was reprised by the British Chicory Tip and re-recorded in English, reaching #1 on the UK singles chart for three weeks in February 1972. Come on, VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE!
GIORGIO - Tu Sei Mio Padre / Non Ci Sto (Ricordi International 1972)
Italian pressing, produced by Giorgio Moroder.
CHICORY TIP - Son Of My Father / Pride Comes Before a Fall (CBS 1972)
Dutch issue, produced by Roger Easterby and Des Champ.