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Sunday, 29 August 2010

The Tremeloes: Even The Bad Times Are Good / Jenny’s Alright (1967)

heres a cute little 45 by the tremeloes (without brian poole). the a-side, ‘even the bad times are good’, is a cheery party tune, typical lovely 60s pop music (if the silly “la la la” chorus doesnt annoy you). nevertheless i quite like this song and i would rate it somewhere between four and five stars.
the b-side is not really bad, but not very interesting either. i had to copy a track from a sampler here, because the record would jump after about a minute and was impossible to make it play any further because the grooves were completely damaged at a certain spot so the needle would loose grip every round. what a drag. the song, however, is not that good that it would make me sad to have the b-side damaged (three stars at best).
but please listen yourself and tell me what you think!

interesting links:
a fansite
the tremeloes on rateyourmusic
the tremeloes on last.fm

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Sunday, 21 February 2010

The Tremeloes: (Call Me) Number One / Instant Whip (1969)

yes, these were the tremeloes formerly known as brian poole and the tremeloes, just without brian poole who had departed in 1966, and with chip hawkes replacing alan howard on bass. alan blakley was their guitarist at the time.
coming to this record again, this is the very icing on the cake for this week: full five stars rating, this ones a blast! first, the a-side is a cheery beat-pop tune with nice percussion and a lovely acoustic guitar instrumental bridge some times in between. the only thing which is pretty annyoing about this song is the occasional squeaky trumpet solo thrown in, which is just as gentle to ones ears as scraping your nails on a blackboard. but apart from that, i really like this song.
but “like” is by far not enough to say what i think about the flipside, ‘instant whip’ – a five minutes instrumental blast that will burst your ears if not your whole brain! unlike the sweet tasty treat mentioned in the title, it is coming down on your acoustic nerves like a real ‘whip’, and instantly – if you like to read the title that way. again the track …

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