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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Los Bravos: Going Nowhere / Brand New Baby (1966)

well, as you can see above this 45 is not one of my favourites, but i think it always interesting to look beyond the ‘big numbers’ of one hit wonders – in this case its los bravos from madrid, who scored a US #4 and UK #2 hit with ‘black is black’ (we already had a cover of that one from johnny hallyday here: noir c’est noir), a song i guess most of you will be familiar with.
now this record sort of was hard for me to rate, because i couldnt really decide whether i should rate it with three or four stars. first of all, both sides are rather unspectacular early-60s pop numbers, sounding a little as if they were recorded one or two years earlier than they were; so, nothing outstanding (also compared to ‘black is black’). on the other hand, both songs are definitely not too bad, so its average, nice pop music typical for its time. apart from that it is quite interesting that those – spanish – guys dont have any accent like that to be heard, i thought, until i read that their lead singer actually was german.
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