Thanks to Collin for this review, such a great single!!
(no label, 1977)
JUST A TAILOR
IS IT NEW?
Ken Barnes and Greg Shaw once joked about Cleveland becoming the next Liverpool in an old BOMP! feature; apparently the Gooses thought they were for real. Issued in 1977 minus a sleeve and without so much as a label name, the Gooses’ lone vinyl offering keeps with Cleveland’s 70s reputation as a safe harbor for trends past their sell-by date. The style in question here: scrappy, post-glitter Kinks pop. Both sides of the Gooses’ single bop along pleasingly, not unlike a less-dedicated Leopards, still obviously flying the flag for Davies-dom, yet not aping every vocal or instrumental nuance. What became of them after this 45 is anyone’s guess. Maybe they emigrated to Australia or maybe they all joined the Michael Stanley Band. Or maybe they just flew south for the winter. Gooses - who are you?
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