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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Castaway Records – TRT 3
|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|