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is one of my all time fave Tempts tunes, I've loved it with a passion for over 40 years

 

which brings me to Engelbert and Cliff's cover version, being played on radio 2

 

Is this the worse ever  [ to date at least ] cover of a classic motown tune ?

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Phil Collins has murdered a few.

He certainly has, thing with Phil Collins, I think he was pretty hip kid in the sixties, and his favorite band according to a TV programme I saw was 'The Action', who did my favorite version of 'Since I Lost my baby'  sorry Temps...

 

as for Englebert..... words fail me.... :elvis:

 

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David Ruffin must be turning in his grave, god rest him. It seems everyone wants to get on the Motown bandwagon. Michael Bolton has just released an album of all Motown cover versions titled Hitsville (I think). The thing IMO is that you can not re-create or better these Motown originals. What will be next, suggestions please. Kev

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What an awful version from an old has been and ...well another old has been..

 

I had to check - combined age 150! Its true. :yes:

 

151 in May when Eng has his 78th birthday.

 

Murdering the music dubbed The Sound Of Young America . . . . . . . :D

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is one of my all time fave Tempts tunes, I've loved it with a passion for over 40 years

 

which brings me to Engelbert and Cliff's cover version, being played on radio 2

 

Is this the worse ever  [ to date at least ] cover of a classic motown tune ?

 Just think of the royalties it will be earning Smokey ? :g:

 

Mind you it might get the Manchester Northern Soul dancers another TV gig :wicked:

Dave

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Ouch!    Really?

 

 They cant even sing the correct lyrics fer gawd sake. 

 

To be honest neither are any good. :) Tainted Love is up there with Interplay and other youth club 'classics' before we knew any better.

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We talked about this once before and I think you'll have to pull something fairly spectacular out of the hat before I surrender the blue ribbon I was awarded for Tim "Rocky Horror show" Curry's excruciating version of Baby Love.

It's worth a few quid though so snaffle it up if you see it...

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is one of my all time fave Tempts tunes, I've loved it with a passion for over 40 years

 

which brings me to Engelbert and Cliff's cover version, being played on radio 2

 

Is this the worse ever  [ to date at least ] cover of a classic motown tune ?

The interesting thing for me is would anyone have guessed who the singers were if you weren't told

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To be honest neither are any good. :) Tainted Love is up there with Interplay and other youth club 'classics' before we knew any better.

Before we knew any better. What sort of statement is that. They where relevant to me and tens of thousands of others and still are Steve who has never forgotten where he came from musically

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To be honest neither are any good. :) Tainted Love is up there with Interplay and other youth club 'classics' before we knew any better.

 

Tainted Love sure got a lot of people into Northern and even now hearing the intro can send shivers down the spine, what a record...this really is Northern Soul

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Tainted Love sure got a lot of people into Northern and even now hearing the intro can send shivers down the spine, what a record...this really is Northern Soul

 

However the extended remix of Tainted Love which AVI released in the early 80s is a travesty ...

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To be honest neither are any good. :) Tainted Love is up there with Interplay and other youth club 'classics' before we knew any better.

Just for the record, Tainted Love was not broken in youth clubs, but at venues such as the Pendelum, Catacombs, The Mecca and the Casino. It may have been played to younger enthusiasts when booted, but it was a record, as Pete says, that helped drive the Northern scene forwards in the early seventies. Too many people dismiss this type of record as "youth club" as through no fault of theirs, they were just too young to be on the scene. I believe this term has become derogatory, and imo shows more about the person classing the record as such, than it does about the song itself.

To me its a classic intro, great vocals and a stand out track.

The Cliff and EH version of the mighty Tempts is just laughable, again in my opinion.

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Just for the record, Tainted Love was not broken in youth clubs, but at venues such as the Pendelum, Catacombs, The Mecca and the Casino. It may have been played to younger enthusiasts when booted, but it was a record, as Pete says, that helped drive the Northern scene forwards in the early seventies. Too many people dismiss this type of record as "youth club" as through no fault of theirs, they were just too young to be on the scene. I believe this term has become derogatory, and imo shows more about the person classing the record as such, than it does about the song itself.

To me its a classic intro, great vocals and a stand out track.

The Cliff and EH version of the mighty Tempts is just laughable, again in my opinion.

 

 

Of course I know it wasn't broken in youth clubs, stop being so patronising, and it doesn't say bugger all about me just because I dislike the song.

 

I first heard it at youth clubs, but yes I know it was being played elsewhere at the time. So what if I call it a youth club record? To me it was a youth club record because until I went to Wigan that's where I heard it played along with many other 'youth club' records, which were better than Tainted Love in my opinion, Barnaby Bye, Kiki Dee, yes even Peggy March. It might be a derogatory term to you, but to me it just means a time and place and it was my first experience of northern alongside many others. I don't disagree that it was a sound that drove the scene forward, it doesn't mean I have to like it or can't have an opinion on it. :)

 

Apologies to the topic starter for dragging this thread off topic.

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I didn't post it upon You Tube only but its a better version than Cliff Humperdikers effort. to claw the way into the rare Northern market.

 

Personally, I think Luther's version is absolutely superb.

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Of course I know it wasn't broken in youth clubs, stop being so patronising, and it doesn't say bugger all about me just because I dislike the song.

 

I first heard it at youth clubs, but yes I know it was being played elsewhere at the time. So what if I call it a youth club record? To me it was a youth club record because until I went to Wigan that's where I heard it played along with many other 'youth club' records, which were better than Tainted Love in my opinion, Barnaby Bye, Kiki Dee, yes even Peggy March. It might be a derogatory term to you, but to me it just means a time and place and it was my first experience of northern alongside many others. I don't disagree that it was a sound that drove the scene forward, it doesn't mean I have to like it or can't have an opinion on it. :)

 

Apologies to the topic starter for dragging this thread off topic.

 

Bloody hell Matt, it was not meant as a dig at you, it was just to say that in my view, the term YT record means that the person is of a certain age. Not old enough to be at the venues at that time, but was young enough to be listening to the sounds at a YT.

 

If someone calls them YT records, they must have been around 14 to 15 in 73 or 74.

 

I don't like the term personally. That's all I was saying.

 

Best wishes,

 

Brian

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