Friday, 5 March 2010

I’m not joking – I love this song…

I got this on a disco CD from that favourite charity shop I’m always going on about. I’m not sure I would describe it as disco but it could only have come from the mid 70s with the ‘talk box’ guitar that was all the rage at the time. Words that come to mind are kitsch, arch, corny, saucy, foxy, brash, cheeky, sassy. Those are all good things by the way but for me the song is made by singer Linda Kelly who gives it a far better performance than it deserves and does those great screams, especially the one at 1.50.

5000 Volts - Dr Kiss Kiss (1976)

13 comments:

davy h said...

Cheesy, raunchy, bubbly, may I add? It's a sort of the-Fair's-in-town diesel-whiffing Brit Baccara isn't it? I still have the 'I'm On Fire' you kindly gave us. And I'm queueing for the dodgems.

Mick said...

That was great wasn't it? Tina Charles was the singer on that one and in late '76 she made a song called Dr Love while her old group recorded Dr Kiss Kiss which just goes to prove...something. And dammit I deserved 1st prize in the carnival.

Finally...you don't queue for dodgems - you stand at the edge and run like hell when the cars stop.

davy h said...

Well, yes. That's what I meant. I've been on dodgems you know.

Mick said...

When I was a kid at Butlins there was a sign that read "No bumping". Where's the fun in that?

Come to think of it, if they weren't already invented they would never get past the Health & Safety nannies these days.

Peewit said...

I have to say that picture looks a still from the beginning of a 70's porno movie (Not that I would know of course....)

Mick said...

Agreed...and somehow the music seems to fit this interpretation.

BrotheRay said...

Hearing this made me revisit Tina Charles' output at the time.She was the original vocalist on 5000Volts other big hit 'I'm On Fire'.
Now there was a singer,I remember that back then I didn't particularly like her records but I couldn't take my eyes off her.Love it now of course.

Mick said...

I Love To Love regularly turns up on 70s compilations and is of course a classic.

dickvandyke said...

I remember this as if it was 34 years ago.

Very much the sound of 1976 all this. A sort of ahem, musical pre-cum for what was to follow.

I close my eyes and its back to a long hot summer, cod wars, Notting Hill riots, John Curry, IMF, Jeremy Thorpe, Peace Processes, Southampton winning the FA Cup, and my hideous long curly hair.

Mick said...

Or ‘Scott and the Arse Antics’ as the Bernard Manning style joke about Jeremy Thorpe used to go at the time. You know what I remember most about 1976? Long hot summer, Elton John & Kiki Dee being No1 for ever and Whodunnit with Jon Pertwee, Anouska Hempel and Patrick Mower straight after TOTP.

Nice joke about Saints winning the FA cup but don’t expect anyone to believe it.

JC said...

Oh I remember Saints winning the cup alright!!

As an avid hater of all things Man Utd, (yes, even at the age of 13), I was so chuffed with Bobby Stokes' goal that Southamption have been my favourite English team ever since.

In just over two weeks time, I'll be there in the flesh watching their eturn to Wembley as they take on Carlisle in the Johnstone Paints Trophy final.

Oh and endless days on the golf course during the Long Hot Summer.

dickvandyke said...

Bonny JC - shame Leeds couldn't shake a leg v Carlisle in the semi. We coulda met up for a Wemberley sherbert. (Since Leeds beat Man U, they have been shite).

My good lady is from near Soton, so I spent many a Saturday at The Dell. Indeed, whilst serving in the south, I even joined the local supporters club years ago for awaydays.. and cider.

Mick said...

Are you coming all the way down here just for that JC? That's dedication (and a man without kids). Leeds were traditionally my most hated team. It all goes back to being a Chelsea fan before I discovered Yeovil.