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Friday 27 August 2010

Midget Gems

For no particular reason, here are a couple of old favourites from the 1980s.

First up we have the Immaculate Fools with "She Fools Everyone". I could try to describe it to you - for example by saying it sounds like the Psychedelic Furs covering "Cath" by The Bluebells - but it is probably easier all round for you just to listen to it. Then second up we have the very late Gary Holton with his shouty pub-rock version of "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town". It was number one in Norway, apparently.

"She Fools Everyone" - Immaculate Fools (1987)

"Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" - Gary Holton (1980)

Poor Gary comes across as about 20% menace and 80% desperation (the Raoul Moat of cover versions if you like). I find the Kenny Rogers original much more menacing. If you don't believe me, have a listen and wait until he gets to "For God's sake turn around". Scary!

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