Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Passengers –Something About You (I don’t Like)


The Passengers –Something About You (I don’t Like)/Two Lovers –Private pressing (1979 UK)

I met these guys at the time outside the CBS building in Soho Square just as they were signing to Epic. They had pressed up this single privately in order to create a buzz and it worked as both tracks were later released on the faux-independent Blue Inc. and also on Epic proper. It looks like they were uncertain as to which song was to be the A side when they pressed it up, but in my book, there was no contest as Something About you is a powerful Punk/ Power Pop number of the highest caliber. To me it sounds like The Members infused with a top Pop tune and featuring a great rockin’ piano part such as Nicky Hopkins would lay down on those early Kinks sides.

Click on title for an edit of Something About You


As a dubious marketing exercise, I will also be listing this single on ebay http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZpurepop1uk this evening. It's the last single I will be listing until January -Thanks!

6 comments:

paul kalfahs said...
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Anonymous said...

Hey! I thought I knew these songs as being from Propaganda! Got the 12", too! Thanks for the confirmation.

Anonymous said...

hearing this after 20 years made my skin become goosy(?) what an emotion!!
bruno

Anonymous said...

Nice drumming, Bruno!.....Chris

Anonymous said...

I was the Drummer in this Band and played on the A and B side, we were based in Islington North London. I left just before they did a show case to join another band they did get signed up, I believe this single was put out on a major label but not sure which one maybe Polydor or Epi? Cheers, Andy J Burton.

Purepop said...

Hi Andy
It was indeed Epic and Blue Inc (also Epic)