Tonight I sacrifice to a guilty pleasure. Not really guilty since this song is a true masterpiece, but cos' it's true that to appreciate Status Quo is sometimes considered by narrow-minded serious rock amateurs as totally silly and the sign that we have shitty tastes. Don't care (after Shocking Blue and Barry Ryan, I don't fear anything). I've always loved this song, not really the usual style of the band, much more folk-oriented, with an eastern flavour that makes it a one-shot but one of their most time enduring tour-de-force. Of course, with Mungo Jerry's "In The Summertime", Tyrannosaurus Rex's "Ride A White Swan" and Slade's "Cuz I Luv You", this style was not unfashioned at the times, but here, it's much better. A classic and quite a virtuosity challenge for a band usually considered as poor gifted musicians by those who think that you have to play boring complicated music to be a good one. I decided to post a fake single cos' this song has actually had a very complicated release story. First, it was issued in a rude version on the B-side of" In My Chair" in 1970. Then it was reworked quite completely and included on the Dog Of Two Head LP the next year. This is the version I cherish. Two years later, Pye records speculated on the band's success (on another label) and released the song on the A-side of a single (with "Lakky Lady" on the B-side) but it failed to chart. There was even another release in various countries with "nanana" (what a song's title) on B-side. Two years later, in 1975, they backed their "Roll Over Lay Down" new hit with some live tracks, and among the 2, there was a stunning version of "Gurdundula". Here are the 3 versions of the song on a fake EP (1 is the initial version released as the "In My Chair" B-side, 2 is the Dog of Two Head version and 3 the live version of 1975). And for the cover sleeve I took a splendid drawing found on a tumblr blog, but I don't know the name of the artist. I think it fits the lyrics, about a man who doesn't seem to have any chance with women.
Love it seems I just can't find Love it seems I just can't find Seems that I'm the one love The one love left behind I've searched it just won't come my way I've searched it just won't come my way It's love that I want now So what more can I say Women seem to pass me by Women seem to pass me by If I could find the reason I'd know the answer why Love it seems I just can't find Love it seems I just can't find Seems that I'm the one love The one love left behind.