Wednesday, 10 June 2009

MAFIA - RESCUE ME - 1980

This single by Mafia was released in 1980. It's their take on the R&B classic "Rescue Me" (1965 original by Fontella Bass).
Mafia's band line-up did go through a few changes in personnel in their time but the musicians involved in this session were - Donnie Coutts - Dougie Martin - Gerry McGrath - Gordon Dougall - Allan McGlone & Peter McGlone.
The extra bit of Dundee interest on this vinyl 45 is that it came out on Groucho Records. It has on the back of the cover that Groucho was at 89 Perth Road at the time.
The B-side, incidentally, is a track called "Hold On" and was produced by AWB's Alan Gorrie.

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9 comments:

  1. I noticed that the single and also the one by the grip were "made in France" was there a reason Dundee bands went to France to get their records made ?

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  2. And they unbelievably got single of the week from NME because they thought that it was produced by David Balfe who had done the ....er..Teardrops Explode or Bunnymen records...???

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  3. Cigar for anyone who ids the location for that photy

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  4. It's now a fairly upmarket block of converted flats, reputed to be haunted at one time.

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  5. Yes but it was a different David Balfe.

    Photo is at the coffinmill I think. Scrotum Poles parodied it in their YouTube film.

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  6. Correct Craig it is t'Coffin Mill thought you would get that

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  7. The "Made in France" stamp probably just denotes the location of the pressing plant and nothing else.

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  8. i think your correct michael. seemingly it was cheaper to get 7 inch singles pressed in france and imported to britain than it was to press them here , cheers !

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  9. The arch was in the internal courtyard of the Coffin Mill --- now about that cigar!

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