10/17/15

Melanie - Bitter Bad / Do You Believe? 7" (1973)



The recent release of 4 her albums issued between 1972 and 1975 (on Morello, a side-label of Cherry Red) with bonus tracks allows to re-up her singles with better quality versions. This is the first of several. More details below. "Do You Believe" is much better than the A-side but is on the Stoneground Words album in the same version. Catch it here.

One month after the Stoneground Words album and the relative failure of the 2 singles released from it, Melanie tried to issue a more pop-oriented song. It was called "Bitter Bad" and strangely, the rather happy musical background is denied by a totally depressive text. The bet seemed to pay since the single reached n°36 in the US, the best range since "Ring the Living Bell" one year before but far from her highest expectations. The song is not one of her best, only decent, but is an interesting addition to any Melanie discography. It is not so often included in compilations (it was on the Rhino's Best of Melanie) so it's good to have it.



























It's bitter bad, heartsick sad When the one that you love has lost the feel for you If you do me wrong I'll put your first and last name in my rock ‘n’ roll song It's bitter bad, he's got the nerve to get mad When it's he who lost the feel for you Oh what a life, what a mean low down world You've been doing my stuff with another girl You've been doing my stuff with another girl It's bitter bad, he's got the nerve to get mad When it's he who lost the feel for you Oh what a life, what a mean low down world You've been doing my stuff with another girl You've been doing my stuff with another girl If you do me wrong I'll put your first and last name in my rock ‘n’ roll song It's bitter bad, heartsick sad When the one that you love has lost the feel for you When the one that you love has lost the feel for you When the one that you love don't love you anymore When the one that you love has lost the feel for you



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