Friday, July 22, 2005
The Vipps: That's My Woman/Mercy, Mercy (Phillips 40387)
Here we have what might be called soul/garage, but not in the wimpy blue-eyed mold you might expect. At least on "That's My Woman," which is characterized by soulful harmonies, but given added punch by lots of wicked fuzz guitar and soaring organ. It's that fuzz that helps give "That's My Woman" its added punch and makes it a gem worth digging for. Too bad they couldn't have done it for the Don Covay cover that graces the B-side. The fuzz is turned off and it's more straightforward. It's one of those covers that's neither good or bad, just kind of there. Seek this out for "That's My Woman" and you'll definitely be in better shape.
NEWS FLASH! A friend of mine recently told me that this was a British group and that Keith Emerson was one of its members! YIKES!
Did these folks record anything else?