Guitar Ray

You're Gonna Wreck My Life / I Am Never Gonna Break His Rules Again

Shagg : 711

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  • Artist: Guitar Ray
  • A Side: You're Gonna Wreck My Life
  • B Side: I Am Never Gonna Break His Rules Again
  • Label: Shagg
  • Format: 45s



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

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There is not a more Soulful encounter with despair, ever to have ever graced a Northern Soul dancefloor. Guitar Ray is on his knees, drowning in the sheer hopelessness of his love's determination to ruin his life!

An act of unrecognized genius from Senator Jones at the time, as he amazingly chose this Soul masterpiece to be the flipside. If it wasn't for the European Rare Soul scene, triumphant portrayal of anguish may have passed the world by.,.

"How Many More Years.. Are You Gonna Wreck My Life" is the most beseeching opening for a song. Guitar Ray's pleading vocal paints a picture of wretchedness no man want to experience. Even worse he feels it may be too late to start anew; for this aging man has just lost his lover to a younger man... the pain is palpable!

Wow, this song penetrates your very being, with it's convincing delivery and beautifully sympathetic horns...the hairs on my arms, bristle as I listen to his situation of mental torture. ..

If rare dance Soul, gets any better than this I've yet to hear it..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, string gloss vinyl revealing only the merest sleeve contact storae hairlines, as you can hear Ray's pain floods from the grooves, loud crisp and clear.

A Side

  • Title: You're Gonna Wreck My Life

    B Side

  • Title: I Am Never Gonna Break His Rules Again
  • Year: 1974
  • City: New Orleans, La