So a small, brief series of artists from Big 80’s bands going solo after the band had disappeared or taking “time out” from the band. 7 times out of 10 they end up sounding exactly like the band they were from with just a few exceptions.
First up is ex-drummer from The Clash, Topper Headon. He has featured on my blog a while back with the big band sounding “Drumming Man” from 1985. This later release from 1986, provided by Mike, see’s him go more commercial.
So a funk offering is served up , Jools Holland would love it! With a host of well respected session musicians. On soulful lead vocals is Jimmy Helms (who went on to form Londonbeat) Guitar was Bobby Tench, (Humble Pie, Streetwalkers) and keyboards Micky Gallagher (Ian Dury & The Blockheads) Produced by Jeremy Green. The Dub Mix is quality if you’re just after some instrumental funk, modern Northern Soul.
“You’re So Cheeky” is a soulful B-side, coming on like The Miracles “Like A Love Machine,” with Topper on vocals and drums. Produced by Jimmy Helms and Jerome Rimson
Mercury – MERX 213
|A1||I’ll Give You Everything (7″ Mix)|
|A2||I’ll Give You Everything (Dub Mix)|
|B1||I’ll Give You Everything (Dance Mix)|
|B2||You’re So Cheeky|