Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Jimmy Soul: Go 'Way Christina/Everybody's Gone Ape (S.P.Q.R. 45-3312)
I'm sure you all know Jimmy Soul by that huge hit that even today refuses to die. Let's all sing together: "If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life/never make a pretty woman your wife/ so for my personal point of view/pick an ugly girl to marry you." Well, by the time he recorded "Go 'Way Christina," he must have changed his mind. It's got the same happy jungle sound (I don't know of a better way to describe it) that his big had (and several follow-ups, too), but this time, he's trying to get away from a girl with "a face like a fish," even going as far as the North Pole. So much for ugly women, ehh, Jimmy? But when you play the B-side, you find out that everybody's gone ape over doing the monkey. I like this side much better, as it's got a raucous rhythm, wild vocals and a cool guitar break. Trouble is, the record ends in the middle of a verse! Damn! And it was really cookin', too!