Wednesday, 18 June 2008

The Night

"the night begins to turn your head around "- what like Linda Blair's head in The Exorcist ? Another Motown classic / curiosity, from Frankie Valli's sojourn at the label, and another flop in the States that did better business in the UK. I presume that the backing is provided by Motown house band The Funk Brothers, with James Jamerson on bass. Connection to the last track ( "I Gotta See Jane " by R. Dean Taylor ) ? Well he did " There's a Ghost In My House " whilst on Motown, which was covered by The Fall ( and their equally initial flaunting leader Mark E. Smith, ) who, legend has it, nearly signed a contract with Motown in the U.K. ... Which is another story.