Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bagism, shagism, dragism, madism, ragism, tagism, this-ism, that-ism, ism ism ism (John Lennon) #172

Hot Chocolate Band Give Peace A Chance/ Living Without Tomorrow (Apple, APPLE 18, 1969)

Before they went mega huge with You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate were Hot Chocolate Band and their first single was this one on Apple Records.

And yes - their first single was a cover of John Lennon's idiosyncratic 1969 call for peace. It seems a weird choice and the reggae style seems strange as well. It doesn't move me and it goes without saying that it didn't trouble the charts at all at the time. 

But John liked it (hence its appearance on Apple) so what the hell.

Hidden gem: Sadly - no. The B side is a pleasant enough piece but it's no gem folks.

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