GIRL GROUPS and KNICKERS
August 1964 witnessed Tom's first Decca 45, launching a long and illustrious career at British Decca.. His manager Peter Sullivan chose the persuasive little known "Chills ad Fever" that suited Tom's gatecrashing vocal perfectly.. taking Johnny "Ronnie" Love's Popcorn/R&B/MOD favourite up to another level..
It's not too often that a British cover version outstrips a USA production, but Peter guides Tom to smash this "Chills and Fever" right out of the park.. every aspect of the version is superior.
Better vocal, searing Hammond and a girl-group presence that is simply the most monumental of any British "Soul" production; those girls frantically whip up a storm of shrillness never encountered before, I know Tom is a provocative Hip-shaker but even by his levels of creating hysteria, those girls become more and more orgasmic as the songs progresses, Tom shows all us guys what is possible in less than 3 minutes. Tom's Heaven sent gift has sent them all into an intoxicated lust..
Without fear of contradiction this girl-gathering's performance is the most persuasive piece of Sister-Sound committed to vinyl during the whole of the 60's or arguably ever recorded in the UK...
Tom triggers frenzied-feminine euphoria, the like that had never been heard before..adding to that, Tom's unparalleled vocal-chords and an insane keyboard player, who seems to most likely to have transported himself into his own lascivious delirium, in the company of a pack of these sensual She-wolves, as he fingers the keyboards uncontrollably..
The TJ effect is so powerful, I'm thinking the girl-group were the first girls to throw their moist knickers at Tom whilst performing...... now I'm convinced, their frenzied euphoric choruses.. indicate they all must have gone commando..
You can see why this rare record... in-demand so much, it spawned a horrid Decca bootleg, and an official Decca reissue in 2015.
Here's is this great records rarest form, a debutante to this auction, very rare and absolutely dirty-thought-provoking
RARE DEMO our first copy ever listed on the auction. Two impressive dark blue labels, with the lead side adorned with that striking blue "A". Housed in correct Decca sleeve for the period. Vinyl is pretty much flawless, no marks, no scratches just the finest of hairlines both and and flipside. Plays as you can hear loud, crisp and flawless. BUT on close inspection of the A-side, there is a tiny heat blemish that DOES NOT affect plays perfect. When I bought this rarity I didn't notice this minuscule flaw, but thankfull it plays MINT in every way.. just cosmetic and about a third of the size of a garden pea. Tiny and affects nothing but the critical eye. (listen)