Soul Twins

Quick Change Artist / Give The Man A Chance

Karen : 1533 DJ

Listen Now


  • Artist: Soul Twins
  • A Side: Quick Change Artist
  • B Side: Give The Man A Chance
  • Label: Karen
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



The highly coveted, seldom seen white demo of this Golden Torch / Catacombs / Blackpool Mecca signature play.

A record that epitomized the very style of Northern Soul that allowed the caged Soul-Boys heart to run-free; on an allnighter amphetamine driven frenzied dance-floor gymnastic display. "Quick Change Artist" was the starting pistol for a spectacular vision of Northern Soul dancefloor mayhem. Head-grabbing spins, shoulder high backdrops, circle-skirt twirls and wide arm hand-clapping, that jelled the dancers into one foaming mass of gyration.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!! - Detroit Northern Soul at it's most unforgiving, an unstoppable torrent of Motor City dance. Then again, what would you expect from a Mike Terry and Ollie McLaughlin blowout.

But note, this disc hides a bonus on the flipside "Give The Man a Chance" is one of my all-time favourite Northern Soul records, it has lay undisturbed for decades eclipsed by the a-side's reputation and power. But "Give The Man A Chance" is a top tune demanding DJ attention. Shimmering from Ollie's addictive piano stroke and Mike's burping Baritone. As Johnny Griffin & Richard Greene play verbal-volleyball with the lyrics. This is Northern Soul at it's very best, previously neglected and perched ready to inject some life into any flagging DJ set, wrapped in the tinder capable of sparking a room, tedious with the "same old, same old" Northern classics...

There has been a few DJ's over the years, that have given this side a play or two.. but quality of this level, demands more than a few cursory plays. Records of this standard need to be driven hard and often.. the current Northern Soul faithful deserve records of this calibre when they go to a club. Or if they demand something they are familiar with just drop "Quick Change Artist" it's a guaranteed floor-destroyer.

Two sides that quarantine a reaction!

Condition Report

two clean promo labels, housed in company sleeve. vinyl carries strong gloss, reveals just a few sparse soft surface marks. Plays loud, crisp and clean.

A Side

  • Title: Quick Change Artist

    B Side

  • Title: Give The Man A Chance
  • Year: 1967
  • City: Detroit, Mich