Wednesday 10 February 2010
lagging desperately behind as usual but we really do need to stop and raise a salute to mike 'ace' evans of the the action. that ultimate action lp has been right near the front of my record pile for all of it's thirty years (oh jeez thirty years thirty too fast years) more consistently now i come to think of it than pretty much anything else. blimey. i don't think i'd really realised that before. it's not just got looked at neither but played to pieces (most especially by the mrs these last few years since they became her go to beat group of choice). it paved the way for me kinda for all those tremoundously wayward rocksteady soul covers all ever so slightly off centre all misheard lyrics and out of tune backing singing - i guess trained my ears for all that magic and at the same time made the thrill of first nights with the marvelettes and the temptations and martha reeves originals even more breathtaking. it was the weller sleeve notes that brought it too me obviously and i'm beginning to think that might be the greatest thing he ever did.
the action - i'll keep on holding on