Thursday, January 10, 2013
Pipp –Which Way Did She Go?
Pipp – Otaki /Which Way Did She Go? –Decca F 23030 (1970 UK)
Pipp was an “export” moniker for New Zealand’s Formyula who released a slew of 45s back home http://www.sergent.com.au/music/fourmyula.html . By the time they recorded this single, the band had made several unsuccessful attempts to break out of their Southern (hemi) sphere of influence. Recorded during a sojourn in the UK and produced by Chris Andrews, Otaki was harder edged yet good time commercial fare, but hidden on its B side is this remarkable pop masterpiece. Which Way Did She Go? brims with understated confidence; its pop sensitivity lends to a marked resemblance with Radio City Big Star or Wish You Were Here period Badfinger. Yes, it’s that good. There are also some neat and detailed production touches (check out the Leslie effected backing vocals at the end). All in all a lovely song and performance which is total class and provides one of those moments of pure joy upon its discovery
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