Friday, October 06, 2006

Bitch – Good Time Coming


Bitch – Good Time Coming/ At The Party –WB K16235 (1972 UK)

You can consider this an unofficial episode of My version is better than yours –Just go back to August the 14th to find out for yourself which version cuts the Mustard for you…

Anyhow Bitch released the original version of this great song and it’s a steaming gung ho straight-ahead Rocker, whereas Mustard slowed it down and added an insane stomping Glam dimension to it. Bitch sound like they were inspired by Creedence Clearwater Revival (especially Pagan Baby) for Good Time Coming and the singer is a great shouter in the tradition of John Fogerty. Both sides have a surprisingly snarly feel as well which gives these songs a real edge.The B side is a fine Stonesian Boogie and the band really get down and dirty. It also features a great vocal, fuzzy electric piano and a terrific lead break. Bitch were originally from Auckland, and changed their name from The Cleves upon relocating to the UK. They released at least one more single under the Bitch moniker (Wildcat) and recorded an album –but I’m uncertain if it ever got a full release.

Oh and while you’re at it - go check out the fantastic Natural Man by the Marcus Hook Roll Band posted June 8 (the second post titled: Marcus Hook Roll Band and William Shakespeare pics) Just click on the heading just above the picture of the single –Enjoy!

3 comments:

James D said...

YEAH!! now we can hear some of this stuff. Mustard are the winners for me, I expected more from a band named Bitch.

tony crazykid said...

here comes the portugese sleeve : http://gymslips.free.fr/bitch.jpg

Warminster chas said...

It's amazing what info you can find on the net. I remember a song this band did called 'One Night Stand' but have been unable to find trace anywhere. Anyone out there know anything about this song. I'd love to add this record to my collection!