Monday, May 12, 2008

Whistle –The Party Must Be Over


Whistle –The Party Must Be Over/Hideaway –YORK YR201 (1973 UK)

Whistle's single is probably the 2nd best Glam era Cruncher on the York label after Abacus' Indian Dancer. The Party Must Be Over also shares a similar unusual song structure with Indian Dancer: The intro is drawn out (no bad thing), there’s only one verse, but the chorus is an endearing hand-clapped-sing-along which is followed in turn by more riffage, a guitar solo and a repeat of the chorus as an outro. There's a second Whistle single on York -has anyone heard that one? Any info on the band?


Click on title for a soundclip of The Party Must Be Over

5 comments:

45 Revolutions said...

Songwriters: Connaris later wrote "Blue Day", the song done by Suggs for Chelsea (so that'll please Robin...), and Swinden (obviously with a penchant for such things, cos 'lamp posts' are mentioned in the chorus of "Party Must Be Over") was later involved in the music for BBC kiddies show The Lampies, about people who live in lamp posts.

Haven't heard the other single though.

Purepop said...

...which kind of makes sense as Lampard is a bit of lamp post himself...May the 21st...here we come!

Mr crazeekid said...

Je viens de le trouver sur "Bell Records" (sans pochette)

Alec Short said...

I wrote the lyrics for this song which Alan Smith (aka Swinden) then put to music.
There are 3 verses which was reduced to 1 verse in the edit. The song was then revamped with the help of Mike Connaris. I was left off the credits for legal reasons. The band played this song on the 70's TV show "Lift off with Aysha", and got some airtime on Radio 1.

Purepop said...

Thanks for the info Alec. Were you involved with the 2nd single "When the lights go out on Broadway". I'm really looking for a copy of that one in case...