Over the last couple of days I have had a steady stream of irate comments and e-mails from irate Elkie Brooks fans, incensed by some remarks I made in my previous post. A number of these comments pointed out that Elkie is a fine singer.
I agree. I never said she wasn't. What I said was that personally I thought her version of "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" wasn't very good. That's my opinion and it hasn't changed. This on the other hand - from her early days in Vinegar Joe with Robert Palmer - is very good indeed.
"Rock 'n Roll Gypsies" - Vinegar Joe
"Angel" - Vinger Joe
My favourite comment was from a gentleman called Franco, who raised the tone of the whole debate with these remarks: "I could say you look like an old onion with a beard. But I don't need to put anybody down to feel good".
"An old onion with a beard". Like Oliver Onions, perhaps?
"Same Situation" - Oliver Onions
And of course onion, like vinegar, is a popular crisp flavouring.
"Cheese And Onions" - The Rutles