Bob Relf

Blowing My Mind To Pieces / Girl, You're My Kind Of Wonderful

Trans-American : TA 0010

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  • Artist: Bob Relf
  • A Side: Blowing My Mind To Pieces
  • B Side: Girl, You're My Kind Of Wonderful
  • Label: Trans-American
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

Key: View



Legendary Northern Soul that will catapult any Northern Soul senior back to his wonder-years. Triggering such powerful images euphoric recall, they are energized into alighting the dancefloor no matter how creaky their joints maybe.. they are 17 years old again and about to be enslaved to a life of Northern Soul. Chasing that "dragon" of spine-tingling moments that only records of this calibre can induce.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL !! presented here in its rarest, first press format. The most sought after "yellow" authentic original!

Go on get ready to relive you "Torch" dancefloor moment after that irresistible intro, a swirling torrent of strings pull you back in time. Shrill girl-group choruses rings through... Bob Relf's seasoned singing, penetrates your senses..his now iconic reflection on his girlfriend's apathy, chartering you back though the waters of your much yearned for youth..

the memorable spoken break...

"Girl I'm Gonna Have To Put You Down...
I'm So Tired Of Being Messed Around ...
Baby I Told You A Long, Long Time Ago...
You keep blowing my mind...
I'm Gonna Have To Let You Go ...
Baby You Just Wouldn't Let Me Be Your Man ...

Then Boom! Lift off! the those pulsating dance rhythms crash straight back into your face..

I don't mind admitting today that the at first rejected "spoken interlude has just brought tears to my eyes..." so powerful a memory-bolt this song is.

So memorable it hurts...leaving me to have yet one more play before it carefully gets re-sleeved.

PS the flipside is awesome also.. "Girl, You're My Kind Of Wonderful" a top tune in the eyes of many DJ and collectors.

Condition Report

Two bright, crisp unblemished "yellow" labels

A Side

  • Title: Blowing My Mind To Pieces

    B Side

  • Title: Girl, You're My Kind Of Wonderful
  • Year: 1969
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal