My friend and band member Sal Maida has a fine little radio show on Mondays called Spin Cycle, which can be found at LittleWaterRadio.org.
Yesterday, aside from giving a bit of air time to our new record, the John Sally Ride's "A New Set Of Downs, out now on the Kool Kat label, he blew me away with this James Gang cover by Philly's Three Degrees. Yes, the same Three Degrees with the 70's disco hits on Philadelphia International. This track was 5 years prior to "When Will I See You Again" and man, what a record! "Collage" was actually the b-side of "Maybe," their version of the old Chantels doo wop hit, and man, what a record that is!
"Maybe" has one of those classic, melodramatic spoken word intros that is wonderful camp, but if you stick with it, the opening verse feels like it was shot out of a cannon. What a powerhouse 45.
Of course now, I am completely obsessed with everything on this debut LP from 1970, so let me get over it and we will continue with Side Two of the Beatles battle tomorrow.