Monday, August 02, 2010

Norah –The Battle For My Love


Norah –The Battle For My Love/ Rock ‘n’ Roll Feeling –Novola NOX 220 (1974 Spain)
Sounding like Anita Garbo on helium crossed with Minnie Mouse, the lanky haired Argentine Norah belts out both sides in a very individual and total singular fashion. The Battle For My Love is built upon a frenetic tempo with squidgy Moog and sports a tremendously catchy tune. You’ve got to hand it to the song writers for recognising a good chorus when they wrote one and returning to it over and over like an infernal groundhog day leitmotiv. The backing vocals are a real hoot –check out the Hispanic waiter overtones which elevate the chorus into a curse that will engrain itself into your brain (Battle, it’s the battle, it’s the battle for your LOVE!); I bet you’ll be singing along and alone, when you least expect it...The B side is a more straight forward crunching Glam affair with its HEYs and is very similar to Bobbie McGee's Rock ‘n’ Roll People with a dose of Sparks, loud proud and vehemently on the Hell raising side. Bloody Norah!

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9 comments:

Vanilla Gorilla said...

Fresh and original, I love it!

Pencilface said...

Great stuff - i love this single.

have you heard her other single? Bloody hell - -it's a monster!!! (sadly i've never come across one that fits my budget...)

Purepop said...

Yeah, I've heard Nobody Got to be home tonight. It's pretty wild but not quite as unified in its impact. The B side sounded more promising to these ears anyhow...unless there is another Norah single?

pencilface said...

that's the one - she only did the 2, as far as i'm aware. i prefer "nobody..." - the wailing chorus sounds even more dementd than this one!

Spirit of 78 said...

Fantastic stuff, Rafa Benitez on backing vocals shows he chose the wrong career with all that football stuff.

LetMeBeYourBand said...

Great single! Thanks for posting.

Having hard time tracking down the B-side for "Nobody Got To Be Home Tonight" single - has anyone seen it posted anywhere?

LetMeBeYourBand said...
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LetMeBeYourBand said...

Tracked down the B-Side from Norah's Nobody Gotta Be Home Tonight 7" (called "Let's Do It Again") - check it out here:

www.soylentcream.com/norah-lets.mp3

Thanks again Robin for the work you put into PurePop! Your blog is fantastic - can't wait for your post-Utrecht postings!

Anonymous said...

Norah is bloody brill, one of the best things you've posted! battle for my love is sheer brilliance, to me it sounds like redbone went glam and hired kate bush for vocals.... AMAZING! I hope her singles arn't too expensive to get hold of. Has "battle" been comped yet? cheers!

Ferkin