Cover(s) Of The Week – ‘TAINTED LOVE / BOYS DON’T CRY’ By RED SPOT RHYTHM SECTION

Band: RED SPOT RHYTHM SECTION
Who: A roots rock rhythm section from Chicago

Tracks: Tainted Love / Boy’s Don’t Cry

– TAINTED LOVE –

RSRS speed up the giant 1981 Soft Cell hit (actually written by American songwriter
Ed Cobb in 1964 and recorded by Gloria Jones in the same year, but with no real success),
add some Ska dynamics, and create a summer feel with a glowing 60s Booker T. & the M.G.’s organ sound, while singer Claire Liparulo signs for swinging and sunlit vocals.

Sometimes you feel like you’ve got to run away…


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– BOYS DON’T CRY –

Here RSRS go for a slowed-down, vintage reggae vibe version of The Cure‘s 1979 blockbuster. It’s a hip-swaying take with a tasty summer 2022 sauce and soulful
vocals by Erthe St. James

Shake your booty, folks…


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