I’m delving into the world of the single! I’ll buy a 7”, 12” or CD single every week and post my findings here. Who knows what musical discoveries will be made?
First up: the CD Single of One Mirror Too Many, a track from The Black Crowes Three Snakes and One Charm album. I’ve always liked that album and was excited to discover two hitherto unheard tracks – Pimper’s Paradise (a Bob Marley cover) and Somebody’s On Your Case (the sleeve credits don’t seem to know who wrote this). And all for the HMO-friendly price of just 50p. Can’t even get a Fry’s Orange Creme for that!
Pimper’s Paradise is great laid-back stuff and the perfect backdrop for Chris Robinson’s excellent voice. Unfortunately, Somebody’s On Your Case has been mis-labelled on the cover and is actually Mellow Down Easy which I already have as a bonus track on the Three Snakes album. A quick root around on the interweb reveals Somebody’s On Your Case to be a soulful Starsky and Hutch-style affair. Sounded great! Shame it’s not on this… Maybe if the CD compilers had actually known what song this actually was they could have found out who wrote it? But let us not be down-hearted. Onwards and upwards, tally-ho and all that good stuff.