CD If Music Be the Food of Love... Then Prepare for Indigestion [Bonus Tracks] (CD 1208533),
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If Music Be the Food of Love... Then Prepare for Indigestion [Bonus Tracks]

  • 1. Bang
    2. I'm on the Up
    3. Hideaway
    4. Shame
    5. Hands Off!
    6. Loos of England
    7. Help Me
    8. Master Lewellyn
    9. You Make It Move
    10. All I Want
    11. Hair on My Chinny-Chin-Chin (Huff 'n' Puff)
    12. Bend It!
    13. She's So Good
    14. Save Me
    15. Touch Me, Touch Me
    16. Marina
    17. Okay!
    18. He's a Raver
    19. Save Me
    20. Shame
    21. Touch Me, Touch Me
    22. Marina
    23. Okay!
    24. He's a Raver
    25. Zabadak
    26. Sun Goes Down, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1005

  • Credits

    Liner Note Author: Chris Welch .
    Recording information: The Ranch.
    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich followed up their self-titled debut LP with the tongue-in-cheek If Music Be the Food of Love...Then Prepare for Indigestion (1968). The quintet of Dave "Dee" Harman (guitar/vocals), Trevor "Dozy" Davies (bass), John "Beaky" Diamond (rhythm guitar), Michael "Mick" Wilson (drums), and Ian "Tich" Amey (lead guitar) return with another batch of strong Brit-pop compositions, including a pair of their most prolific sides, "Bend It" and "Hideaway." While all but unknown stateside, the combo became hugely popular throughout Europe -- which may well account for the distinctly conspicuous Mediterranean flavor on the former. Their left-of-center sense of humor surfaces on the Noel Coward-esque potty platter "Loos of England." Matching their obvious wit was an equally sharp musicality, effortlessly transcending concurrent pop music styles. Their range at once incorporated the full-throttled backbeat of "Bang" and the decidedly hip "Hideaway" and "Hands Off!" "Shame" is an edgier tune, with a mod progressive slant that would not be out of place from the likes of the Yardbirds. This is contrasted by the emotive "All I Want" or the cover of Robert "Bumps" Blackwell's "Hair on My Chinny-Chin-Chin," which is perhaps best known via the Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs version. While the prospect might sound odd, it seems no more out of place than the Who's reading of "Heat Wave," for instance. Interested parties should note that the 2003 reissue of If Music Be the Food of Love... contains 14 supplementary mono and stereo bonus track mixes, including "Touch Me, Touch Me," "Zabadak," the proto-punk "He's a Raver," and others. ~ Lindsay Planer

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