View Poll Results: BEST VERSION OF RASTUS RAVEL...?

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  • HEATWAVE

    6 60.00%
  • MELODY SMITH

    2 20.00%
  • JOHN O'HARA

    2 20.00%
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Thread: RASTUS RAVEL - VOTE TIME!

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    Question RASTUS RAVEL - VOTE TIME!

    Vote for your favourite version and tell us why...

    from 1970:


    from 1971:


    from 1972:

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    John O'Hara's version gets my vote. It's warm and loose with shades of rock gospel about it. Melody Smith takes it too fast.

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    Melody Smith by a long way! Vocals are lovely.

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    Heatwave for me. Love that lazy descending wahwah guitar sound.

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    Played these through twice.....tough decision but I have to go with Heatwave. It's punchy with a little a-tti-tude.

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    Heatwave for me too, sounds crispier and just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by einekleine View Post
    Melody Smith by a long way! Vocals are lovely.
    I'm not a fan of this song but I agree with Einekline on the Melody Smith one winning out for the vocal.

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    From the comments on the youtube channel from Heatwave guitarist Terry Shea....

    Re Melody Smith version: "The backing track was performed by the original recording artist 'the Heatwave' who were never paid for doing it. It's a poor version of the original"

    Re John O'Hara version: "Again the backing track was performed by the original recording group 'the Heatwave' I was one of the guitarists"


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    Quote Originally Posted by treeboy View Post
    Heatwave for me. Love that lazy descending wahwah guitar sound.
    Thanks for the vote. Although only a B side we liked it better than the A side at the time.

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