Thursday, July 06, 2006

Soho Jets - Denim Goddess


Soho Jets - Denim Goddess/ Smile - Polydor 2058 98 (1974 UK)


Featuring Grant Stevens who would later front Razar in ‘77, Denim Goddess has a nice full production with cowbell, handclaps and an electric clavinet. The background vocals recall Mott’s Roll Away The Stone and Grant Stevens has a great voice with a very considered vocal approach. It all comes together very nicely, but it could do with a bit more grit and less polish. Denim Goddess is fine period Glam/Pop single with a very catchy chorus that makes it sound like an instantly recognisable hit. The Soho Jets released Hi Heel Tarzan as a second single, but I haven’t heard it yet.

Note: When you click on the link above you might wait a bit for the song to load




9 comments:

DIP VENTURA said...

Where the hell do you find this stuff? Good Lord! ;) Is there scope for a "Groups that sound like The Barracudas" section? Or even "Groups that sound like The Barracudas sounding like other groups"???

James D said...

I agree with your comment regarding more grit less polish, I believe that "Hi Heel Tarzan" is the better single, though never heard it myself. The two Razar singles that Stevens did in 1978 are fantastic!

Steve said...

Stop it, stop it. Like I haven't got enough records to look out for already.

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic record. Did Grant write it too?

(BTW, like me, Grant comes from Sydney. He moved to London in the early 70s. I have no idea if he did any music here first.)

Purepop said...

Grant co-wrote the tune...

toppop100 said...

This is good enough to go in my blog list 'The Top Pop Songs of All Time.' Actually, at least 5 songs I've discovered through this blog strike me as worth including. Thanks so much, Robin. Please let me know if you'd a link or specific acknowledgement on my website.

http://toppop100.blogspot.com/

J said...

This excellent track is easily in my Top 5 glam songs of all time, though it's closer to bubblegum I suppose.

I've been searching desperately for this 45rpm, but I haven't seen one surface in years. Any suggestion on record merchants I can check online? I just seriously want to make a sweet high quality digital rip for my ipod :)

Robin Wills said...

Oh it does show up on ebay once in a while, a copy sold for a reasonable amount a couple of weeks back

Grant Stevens said...

Thanks for the heads up guys! As Robin said it pops up on ebay now & then as do the Razar singles. And Mr Anonymous...I was in a band called Esra in Sydney, we rocked the place for a while (various Police Boys Clubs, the usual rock clubs and the Sydney Showground in The Battle of the Bands all around 71/72). My partner in crime Ron Eve was also later in Soho Jets and Razar. I live in Berlin now caretaking my band Nervous Germans.