Dirty Angels - Rock and Roll Love Letter/Same –Sire SAA 719 (1975 US)
OK, perhaps the Bay City Rollers had the best produced version, although the subtle chord change hook at the top of the chorus is kind of Rolled Over http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNLdOx5zcRs
The cover by the usually anaemic Records suffers from plodding drums (BTW, I am not completely down on The Records –Starry Eyes is a classic song best enjoyed in its album version due to the fine 12 string overdub).
But here we have the original version by Tim Moore. It is the longest version by far with a nice dense and compressed sound. The Dirty Angels cover oozes rock and roll attitude and a perfect US adaptation and a non-LP track to boot. If you don’t already know the Dirty Angels, their Tell Me is a Powerpop classic and is available on both their albums. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-eT-qk2efE
Hear a full version of Tim Moore
Hear a full version of The Dirty Angels