brilliant! how was this not a hit? what a crazy world...great blog by the way!
Hi Felipe, and to say thanks for the Celia (which I had in my 7" collection but not as an mp3), a few details: Celia's full name is Celia Gollin, and she was spotted in 1976 by Stranglers manager Dai Davies, singing in a Chelsea restaurant with Rod Melvin, the pianist from Kilburn & The High Roads, Ian Dury's former band(info from Sounds 16.07.77). The Mony Mony single would follow; the B-side, Mean to Me, would later be re-recorded with Cornwell on vocals for the Free 9 White EP given free with the first 75,000 copies of Black and White. Both sides of the first Celia single feature the Stranglers. This was not the case with the second Celia single: despite the front cover credit to "Celia and the Mutations", the back cover specifies that the A-side, Better Believe Me, was written and performed by the Fabulous Mutations (Gollin, Burnel, Wilko Johnson of the Feelgoods and drummer (Terry?) Williams), whilst the B-side, Round and Around, was performed by the Young Mutations (musicians unknown) and produced by Andy Arthurs, who co-wrote the song with a certain Chambon. Thanks again, Dave Sez.
again, thanks very much for the info... didn't know half of itcheers!
Haven't heard this for a long, long time - brings back some happy memories...Newelectricmuse
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