Was going to stick this song in a Friday Music post – but I couldn’t remember the name of the group or the name of the song – “Give to The United Fat White Boy’s College Fund / A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind” – LMAO!!
I managed to find it AND more –
“Unit 4 + 2’s song “Concrete and Clay” became a big hit the following year, reportedly thanks to exposure on pirate radio stations, most notably Wonderful Radio London. Tony Windsor, the radio station’s music director, later recalled in an interview that he initially rejected the song for the station’s playlist, but was persuaded to change his mind by DJ Kenny Everett. The song was recorded with session musicians Russ Ballard and Bob Henrit (who had played with the Roulettes). As well as reaching the top of the UK chart, “Concrete and Clay” was popular worldwide. In the United States, a competing cover version by Eddie Rambeau (produced by Bob Crewe) split sales, with Rambeau’s reaching No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Unit 4 + 2’s peaking at No. 28. Cashbox bracketed the two competing versions together on its chart, and they reached a combined peak of No. 12.”
—- got me to digging – here is Eddie Rambeau with his cover of “Concrete And Clay”.
Way back in the dark / dim corners of my head I remember hearing the 2 different versions – Unit 4 + 2’s version was the one stuck in my head – if I recall correctly stations would play them back to back and you would call in and vote for your favorite version – but don’t quote me on that – just saying . . .
Anyway – digging I found this little gem of a time capsule with The Beautiful Miss Hedy Lamarr – That’s Hedley!! – on Shindig . . .
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!