Another Mod ‘n’ Soul Classic from one of DETOUR RECORDS Favourites
Detour Records are pleased to announce the release of The Sha La La’s new Single ‘Always The Heartache’ b/w ‘Carpenter Of Love’ & ‘Straighten Up’ Available on all formats including limited edition 7” vinyl.
If Mod is a broad church, then The Sha La La’s have just blown the roof off! This 45 has got the lot. The opening fuzz guitar riff of A side ‘Always The Heartache’ sets the tone nicely, taking us on a journey that seems to begin on the west coast of America in a 58 Corvette but somehow finally leads you down the King’s Road in a Mini Cooper! The B side opens with ‘Carpenter of love’. Played with all the attitude and style we’ve come to expect of The Sha La La’s.
Darron Robinson’s heartfelt lyric sung with purpose and power, guided by that soulful Hammond organ and capturing the very essence of London’s ‘go to’ Mod ‘n’ Soul outfit. ‘Straighten Up’ is a 1:30-minute instrumental that sounds like the Small Faces gate-crashing Booker T and the MG’s in Muscle Shoals, John ‘Pax’ Piccirillo’s driving rhythm and Vere Osborne’s thumping bass complementing John lee’s skilfully woven and dynamic Hammond organ tones. It’s a high speed affair this record, all over to soon, only one thing for it…… get back in that Mini, turn up the volume and blow that bloody roof off…..
Always The Heartache
Carpenter Of Love