JOHN SMITH AND THE NEW SOUND - Just A Loser

JOHN SMITH and the NEW SOUND - 'Birthday' / 'Just A Loser' (Vogue DV 14819) 1968

This English band were unknowns in the UK and had none of their records released in old blighty. They did however, have a good following in Continental Europe, in particular Germany.

'Birthday' was a sizable hit in Germany and of course was a Beatles cover. As you can see from the cover, the label went to great lengths to point out that it was 'eine John Lennon-Paul McCartney composition'.....and to be fair this probably went a big way in making it a hit because The Beatles were always very popular in Germany following their 'Hamburg Era'...

The flip is where the mod action is. 'Just A Loser' is a fab hammond organ led groover with just enough soul to make it a hit with the mod crowd.

JOHN SMITH and the NEW SOUND - Just A Loser MP3 (320 Kbits)

feedback:

Not quite right, John Smith had a single issued in the UK on Philips - Snoopy vs. the Red Baron

Paul P.

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