Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Blue –Don’t Wanna To Make You Cry


Blue –Don’t Wanna To Make You Cry/Mooonlight –Zuma (1982 UK)

Yes, this is the same Scottish bunch who nearly hit the big time on RSO and Rocket, but as times moved on; they found themselves on Zuma (their own label?) for this single and…guess what? It’s the best damn thing they ever did. The A side is pure Beatles to say the least, but it towers above the Merseybeat revival mediocrity of The Pleasers and enters the realm of The Flamin’ Groovies circa the Now LP. The guitar sound and descending riff is just pure Cyril Jordan. Sounds like an AMS harmonizer to me as it’s got that great double-tracked lower octave thick sound. The melody is also superb with a surprising and supremely melodic middle eight. Don’t Wanna Make You Cry is a brilliant (but unrecognised) Power Pop classic. The B side is really good as well; it’s in a similar vein but with a bit of Squeeze thrown in for good measure.

Click on title for a full version of Don’t Wanna To Make You Cry




6 comments:

jeff said...

The "Blue" track is great, thanks. Been playing the "Inca Bullet Joe" quite abit also. Amazed there are so many yet unheards!(for me at least).

duck_stab said...

I THOUGHT IT WAS BLUE! The single before this one, 'Danger Sign,' is really good in a neo Searchers kinda way. On the Little Hits blog.

Thanks Robin, been wanting to hear this one...

Anonymous said...

wow, great song I never knew they made. thank you!

Anonymous said...

thanks-your descrption 'sold' it to me, glad it was accurate !

Anonymous said...

Blue are (or were) a great group. Both of these songs are on the "The L.A. Sessions" cd which is one of nine cd albums available by Blue (and Nicholson-Numan). There is a Beatles link with this group.... Hugh Nicholson was with Trash for it's lineup on their second Apple 45 as was original Blue drummer Timi Donald. Golden Slumbers anyone?

Purepop said...

Thanks for the info. I knew there was a 2nd Zuma single but didn't know the title of it