THE ROULETTES - JUNK


THE ROULETTES - 'The Long Cigarette' / 'Junk' (Parlophone R 5382) Oct 1965

The Roulettes were formed as a backing group for Adam Faith but released singles in their own right between 1962-1967. The beat ballad 'The Long Cigarette' was co written by Brian Parker who composed 'Concrete and Clay' recorded by Unit 4+2. Brian Parker had briefly played guitar in The Roulettes.

Far more exciting is the super cool instrumental on the flip. 'Junk' was most likely 'knocked' out in the studio on the spot but works really well with the electric piano interplaying with the stinging guitar leads. Like most English singles it was expertly produced (although there is no production credit on the label) The band also recorded at Abbey Road Studio 3, the one The Beatles used. 


THE ROULETTES - Junk

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  1. Brilliant bit of Steve Cropper string pulling, my fave Roulettes cut of all time, still blows my mind 25+ years after hearing it for the first time on that brilliant Edsel comp.

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  2. Can someone email the song "JUnk" to me??

    I had it when I was very young on a 45, but a misplaced band member tossed it out!

    energystar@usa.com

    I would greatly appreciate it!!

    Thanks,

    Scott

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