Saturday, November 18, 2006

Thomas Dean –Oh Babe

Thomas Dean –Oh Babe/ Same –Privilege PVA 7001 (1974 US)

Released on Terry Manning’s Privilege label, Oh Babe is a fine slice of US Anglophile Glam. Thomas Dean is in fact Thomas Dean Eubanks who was in Rock City with future Big Star members Chris Bell and Jody Stephens (the Rock City album was issued on Parasol a couple of years ago). Oh Babe is pure T.Rex meets Memphis Tennessee, the vocals and attitude are true Brit, but the addition of the Memphis horn arrangement after the solo drops the track somewhere in the Mid Atlantic. My copy is a promo, but the regular B side Try A Little Harder can be found on the Rock City CD and sounds like an outtake from Big Star’s Radio City album.

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