Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Change –Lazy London Lady


Change –Lazy London Lady/Arkmaker –Orange OAS 221 (1974 UK)

You can file this one right next to the Copperfield single as it has much in common. This is the same Icelandic Change who released the lovely Yaketty Yak, Smaketty Smack on Orange the previous year as well as the Hard Glam of Wild Cat on EMI (featured but wrongly assumed to be Swedish on the shoddy cash-in Blitzing The Ballroom Comp...Never Trust a Hippie!) http://purepop1uk.blogspot.com/2007/11/change-wildcat-yaketty-yak-smacketty.html
The obvious Bolanesque inflections are similar to Chunky (Albatross Baby), Hobnail (She’s Just A Friend of Mine) or the Danish Tiger, there’s even a hint of Tigers on Vaseline-like vocalising on the fade. The galloping yet stumbling rhythm and raw approach add a slightly shambolic feel to the track’s obvious attempted commercialism, but yet again...what a killer chorus!
This single was pressed up in the UK but was for an Iceland only export release. Thanks to JJ for providing me with this copy.

Hear a full version of Lazy London Lady

8 comments:

Low Down Kids said...

Nice. Reminds me of "Queen Bitch". There's a whole LP by them, isn't there? Any good?

What said...

yikes! it doesnt sound like it.

http://www.icelandicmusic.com/Music/Album/2416/change/change/

Purepop said...

Oh...It is worth checking out the difference on Lazy London Lady

QuizMasterChris said...

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Anonymous said...

AMAZING!!!

Enrico

Anonymous said...

Yes, unfortunately the album didn't live up to the promise provided on these earlier singles like "Yakety Yak" and "Lazy London Lady". Although on "Yakety Yak" they were actually just a duo of Magnus & Johann (an LP had been issued under that monicker in '72 if memory serves). In '74, I think, they had expensive - and, in hindsight, hilarious - band costumes made, moved to London to "make it", starved, appeared on a TV show hosted by the Bay City Rollers, recorded that dreadful LP (by then Disco was the "new sound") and, by circa '75, were broken up and back home again. C'est la vie...

Student Driver said...

Everything on your blog is mind blowing. Especially this. I don't mean to be cheeky but it is absolutely impossible to find this release and their LP. Is there any chance you or somebody can post the b side or their full LP?
It would be greatly appreciated.

Purepop said...

The B side is pretty lame. The sound clip from the LP don't sound that great, but the Wild Cat single and Yakketty Yak, Smaketty Smack ar eworth checking out