Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Loot on CBS

THE LOOT-Whenever You're Ready/I Got What You Want U.K. CBS 2938 1967


















I'm completely puzzled about The Loot.  We've discussed several of their records on the Page One label (you can view them here):

http://anorakthing.blogspot.com/2010/11/loot-debut.html

and

http://anorakthing.blogspot.com/2011/08/more-uk-obscurities-on-us-labels-loot.html

What always perplexes me is that they couldn't have possibly have been the same band as has often been reported in various fanzines and even "Record Collector"!  They managed five singles on Page One and two on CBS.  The two CBS offerings by "The Loot" (today's topic included) in no way musically resemble the Page One act called 'The Loot".  That's not to say that either version is bad, in fact I rather like the CBS Loot tracks I've heard.  That's both sides of today's post and it's CBS follow up the anti-flower power cash-in "Don't Turn Around" (UK CBS 3231) and equally dig the Page One Loot's tunes like "Baby Come Closer", "She's A Winner" and "Radio City".  Can anyone of you sort me out?

Okay onto the music at hand! "Whenever You're Ready" is a slick '67 style pop song, nothing trippy, nothing "comtemporary" in any sort of gimmickery, just a straight ahead uptempo pop song.  I'd compare it to The Grass Roots but with better lead/backing vocals and some groovy organ behind it all.  "I Got What You Want" is in a similar vein, though far superior in my book because it's a bit punchier with some cool power chord breaks and has some great 60's  young lad on the pull lyrics "your body's so slim, but you won't give in.....".

Both sides appeared on Radioactive's short lived "The Loot: Single's A's & B's" CD compliation.



















Hear "Whenever You're Ready":

http://youtu.be/Y1cibaBDpys

Hear "I Got What You Want":

http://youtu.be/Y1cibaBDpys

3 comments:

Genghis Cohen said...

There's a Loot comp or soundtrack cd due out in the UK pretty soon, on a label called Angel Air. Will post more details when I get them.

Genghis Cohen said...

Sorry. It's the soundtrack to the film, "Loot" by Steve Ellis that is due out. Apologies all round.

Wilthomer said...

No apologies due, actually the main track "Loot" is pretty freaking amazing. Rob Bailey comped it on the very first volume of his "Le Beat Bespoke" CD series! I look fwd to hearing more so I'll have to add this to my Amazon wish list!