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DENIM DISCO is a blog dedicated to the pop music and culture of the 1970's. ~ Glam Pop and Discotheque Rock ~ The Sound Of The 70's ~ Contact:denimdisco@hotmail.co.uk

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

FOX - MY OLD MAN'S AWAY



''YOU HAD TO SEE A CLIENT OUTSIDE OF TOWN
ABOUT TO CLINCH A DEAL OR THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID
THE LINES YOU WOVE I NEVER NEEDED A DOUBT
BUT WORD GOT BACK ABOUT THAT LITTLE REDHEAD

MY OLD MAN'S AWAY
NOW'S OUR CHANCE TO PLAY
IT'S LOVELY WEATHER
LET'S GET TOGETHER''


FOX were a UK based group put together by the American Songwriter/producer KENNY YOUNG.Young had been active in the music industry for a number of years and his most notable achievement had been co-writing ''UNDER THE BOARDWALK'' for the DRIFTERS {Future Garry Glitter collaborator Mike Leander was responsible for the arrangement}.The band had a number of hits in the UK and were fronted by the charismatic vocalist NOOSHA FOX who possessed a distinctive and alluring voice and an elegant retro dress sense inspired by Marlene Dietrich



Their time in the limelight was brief and the bands last notable hit was ''S-S-S-SINGLE BED'' which was a top 5 hit in mid 1976.In the following year they released their third {and final} LP BLUE HOTEL



On their previous LP {TAILS OF ILLUSION} they made the mistake of relegating Noosha to a minor role and she had only provided lead vocals on some of the tracks.BLUE HOTEL {which included the previous hit ''S-S-S-SINGLE BED''} should have given them fresh impetus as it contained some great songs and marked a genuine return to form.Despite the quality of the record,it failed to produce any additional hits as the next single pulled from it ''MY OLD MAN'S AWAY'' failed to sell in substantial quantities.The songs lack of success is surprising as it was one of their best,containing a catchy guitar riff,strong melody,a contemporary sounding disco tinged rhythm and great lyrics {in the mold of ''ME AND MRS JONES'' by BILLY PAUL} which are perfectly complimented by Noosha's sultry trademark tone



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