Tom Robinson – (It Ain’t Nothing Like) The Real Thing (12″)

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Is this commercial ? Well the anti-drug message is quite jovially delivered, Robinson rapping over an electro-dance backing from this track from 1986. Mixed by John Adams and written by Paul Harvey it sounds like a US disco smash. The B-side has fretless bass and marimba synths and in a mostly spoken social commentary of a Yuppie wedding of the late 80’s, an ex-girlfriend at the alter and wry social commentary…superb!

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A (It Ain’t Nothing Like) The Real Thing (Blow Version) 7:35
B1 (It Ain’t Nothing Like) The Real Thing (Blaster Version) 3:23
B The Wedding 5:46

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