Jim Diamond – I Should Of Known Better (12″)

Guilty Pleasures time and also giving me a bit of time to figure out how Audacity and Windows 8 work together on my new laptop!!

ImageJim Diamond was a Scottish singer-songwriter who was discovered by Alexis Korner and had a stint in the metal band , Bandit.

Famed for the Ph.D classic , “I Won’t Let You Down” with it’s big synths, this effort, from 1984 was a number 1. Absolutely massive in Latin America, the ballad has the immortal AYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY line and I guess I like it because of the weird, unique voice and also getting a snog off it when I was at the youth club.

The B-side is the reggae influenced , “Impossible Dream” which does have some hidden synth going on in the background. Not bad track either!!

No extended versions or remixes, what was the point of buying the 12″ !!!


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