Showing posts with label Mighty Wah (the). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mighty Wah (the). Show all posts

Monday, 10 August 2009

The story of the blues - Wah!

Released in December 1982, Wah! scored the biggest hit of their career with 'The story of the blues', which reached number 3 in the UK singles chart. The track was produced by Mike Hedges and written and arranged by Pete Wylie, who was the core member of Wah! and its subsequent incarnations (Say Wah!, the Mighty Wah! etcetera).

During a live performance of this track in 1983 for BBC Radio, Colin Vearncombe from Black guested on backing vocals. Unfortunately, his fine voice is not included on this single version.

My collection: 7" single no. 3963
Found: Record Exchange, London, August 5, 2009
Cost: 50p
Tracks: 'The story of the blues (part 1)' / 'The story of the blues (part 2)'

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Come back - The Mighty Wah

Back in 1984, this video was on television on a daily basis. At first it looked rather interesting, but soon after that it started to irritate me a lot. There's something about seeing the same shots every day that gets on ones nerves. Nevertheless, the song stuck in my head, and so four years later I decided to buy the single after all.
'Come back' flopped in the Netherlands, but it reached number 20 in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 632
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1988
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Come back' / 'The devil in Miss Jones'
Download: here
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