Sunday, January 04, 2009

Many moons ago, a friend gave me a box of 7" singles that I think he'd found in a house clearance. "You like records," he said, "see if any of these are up your street." They were - the box contained mostly Northern soul stuff, for which I am a bit of a sucker. Unfortunately, they were all in quite a bad state, and I wasn't going to risk a stylus on any of them in a hurry. Fast forward to early 2009, and, newly equipped with the aforementioned Disco Antistat, I decide to see if any of them come up playable. Some of them have come up fresh as a daisy, among them a UK Mojo label pressing of 'Girls Are Out To Get You/You'll Be Sorry' by the Fascinations. From the first bar of the A side, I realised that I was listening to an amazing record. Not surprising, considering it was written and produced by Curtis Mayfield. Having given it a few more listens, I think it might be one of the most perfect singles ever made, and wonder why I'd never heard it before. I was going to share a boring old needledrop (that's the way I'd go) with you, but then I found this on YouTube. Nice moves, sir, and the utter indifference of the passers-by only adds to the excellence of the whole thing. His name's dipsetmuthafucka, by the way, and he makes a habit of this sort of thing over on the 'Toob.