Song Bell Bottom Bliss: “Couldn’t Get it Right” by Climax Blues Band
posted by July 23 at 8:06 AMon
Couldn’t dig up El Chicano’s “Viva Tirado” online, so here’s a worthy substitute: the breezy soul-pop jammer “Couldn’t Get it Right” by the UK’s Climax Blues Band. Looking for more cowbell? You just found it.
The too-brief intro kills, but dig dude’s vocal delivery, and that politely temperamental guitar solo in the middle. The song was big in the UK in 1976 but never made a dent here.
I first heard this song two years ago while shopping at the massive Salvation Army store in Hialeah, Florida. Dunno what station they played but on several occasions I caught some great ’70s tunes there. I also picked up a seriously fly two-piece vintage track suit there, dark brown with white and orange piping. Sadly, the place went out of business right before I moved back to SF in 2006.