THE NASHVILLE TEENS - 'That's My Woman'/'Words' (Decca F.12542) January 1967
1966 proved to be the start of The Nashville Teens commercial decline. They no longer occupied positions in the charts and their last two singles were no great shakes. Fortunately, they were a very professional and solid outfit as a gigging band and had just come off the road touring Great Britain with The Small Faces and The Hollies. That would have been some line-up.
The Nashville Teens changed their producer to pop art svengali Shel Talmy and the first fruits of this association was the thunderous fuzz rocker 'That's My Woman' which was a back to basics stormer full of attitude. This is where it's at and it should have been a hit for them. The single got very favourable reviews in NME and Record Mirror. Sadly, the record flopped.
'Words' on the flip is my spotlight choice. It's an up to date mod mover with brass flourishes. The production by Shel Talmy is first rate and the song really hits a groove that I dig.
|Record Mirror - January 1967|
|NME - January 1967|