Rescue Co. No.1 â€“Itâ€™s Only Words/Look Out â€“Jam 45 (1973 UK)
Some may call it madnessâ€¦ I accept that this record collecting lark is a tad obsessive, but itâ€™s not harming anyoneâ€¦ although my carbon footprint has enlarged considerably driving a 200 mile round trip from London to the Reading Record Fair onto the one in Stratford Upon Avon (Billy Shake?) and back again. The results? Well 7 singles for Â£9 including this one.
Rescue Co. No. 1 were a vehicle for the songwriting partnership of Arnold/Martin/Morrow and they released a slew of singles on Pye, Rak, DJM and Jam (including the brilliant I Want To Save You). Itâ€™s Only Words is harder hitting and heavier than most of their other more pop orientated releases and has a real â€˜67 Freakbeat feel to it. The track holds back from an all out attack on the senses, but the tension builds and the Spooky Hammond at the end is a nice touch adding to the overall atmosphere.
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