There are a lot of things I like about this record. For a start there’s the synthy/new wavey/power poppy A-side. Then there’s the wonderful instrumental B-side which, just when you think it’s going to just repeat the same riff all the way through, goes into a sparkly bridge/middle eight before the wordless vocal in the final verse almost takes it into ‘Telstar’ territory. I strongly urge you to listen to both sides of this 45.
Best of all it only cost me £1 at a record fair last May. I love a bargain. It was almost like the old days when I would take a gamble on a single because it looked like the sort of thing I might like.
I’m pretty sure this single represents the entire recorded output of The Corvettes which is a shame.
The Corvettes - Love To Hate You (1980)
The Corvettes - Heartbeat (1980)
Penny Heathcote - Vocals
Robyn Banks - Keyboards
Blotto Williams - Bass
Mike Stand - Drums
Jeremy King – Guitar
For more info on the Corvettes check out this website on the Brighton punk scene.
P.S. I know it's been a while but so please leave a comment so I know you're all still out there.