Wednesday, November 17, 2010

it doesn't get much better than this

the whole feel of the record is like the way the name "Noosha" sounds and reads

love the way every little bit of this small miracle of a pop song sparkles--the crisp guitars, the succulent keyboards...that talk-box solo...

as for Noosha's voice...

the prototype for Clare Grogan, it's often said

but more intriguing is the way that this minor group in pop history seem--with this single, a #4 UK hit in the spring of 1976--to have the jump on Chic

i've scoured YouTube for anything by Fox in anything like the same champagne-in-your-membrane vein but (and they've a most t'peculiar singles-ography it has to be said) but to no avail

perhaps someone who's sifted through the albums can let me know if they are worth bothering with

oh yeah, the sly saucy lyric to "S-S-S-Single Bed"... always assumed "ain't no room for your sweet head" meant "you're not in luck tonight" . Then it occurred to me it might be more a case of "now i've had my way with you, sod off, you ain't sleeping over". Total tease or booty call?