Friday, October 21, 2016

40 Year Itch : So Deep I'm Gonna Drownnn

Climax Blues Band: Couldn't Get It Right

In October of 1976, Climax Blues Band raced up the charts with their first song to break into the US Hot 100 in their eight year career. "Couldn't Get It Right" was written after band manager Miles Copeland III ( brother of Police drummer Stewart) demanded Climax Blues Band come up with a single for the new album Gold Plated.

The group gathered together, jammed, and within a few hours described by guitarist Derek Holt as "just a lucky moment in time", came up with this incredibly catchy song based on their late nights touring America. The signs they keep on looking for in the middle of the night are Holiday Inns.

Climax Blues Band has always been known for the dual vocals. One of the special moments in this single is the dual guitar and saxophone solo. One of my favorite singles of the 70's.

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