2/24/17

Shocking Blue - Let Me Carry Your Bag / I Saw You In June 7" (1973)





















It's almost finish with this 14th single that was no more successful than the previous one. Sad cos' it was a good song although a little bit dated, in 1973 things had changed and the it could have been easily released in 1970 as a follow-up of "Venus". What was surely true was that Robbie Van Leeuwen was at the border or the burn-up after all the songs he had written in only 4 years. There's only one left. Catch it here.

With their 14th single, released 5 months later, in September 1973, Shocking Blue failed for the first time to reach their home charts and it was clearly the end of the story if they didn't find the way to it. Unfair since the song is quite good, the most Grace Slick-like of their whole career, strange idea when you know that in 1973 the Airplane was an old souvenir. But it's true there was the Starship. The B-side is an unconvincing attempt to mix mandoline and reggae. Robbie van Leeuwen was not scared by the most extreme cocktail.




5 comments:

musicyoucan said...

Hello,
The link is dead. Can you re-upload it please ?
Thanks You
Regards

musicyoucan said...

Many Thanks
Regards
musicyoucan

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Hamster said...

Number 14 in the bag and only one more to go! Thanks a million for these fab posts

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