We used to play this with a band I was in at the time.
I don’t know about you but I find that certain songs are forever associated with certain places and events. For me this one will forever be the theme song for the Rob Roy Inn in Aberfoyle. They had a “disco” (he he) there on a Sunday night in the late seventies and to comply with licensing laws at the time, had to serve food in order to have a late licence. Thus the Sunday night consisted of a 50 mile round trip in my Triumph Herald convertible, the “disco” and “supper” (usually a rather pathetic and greasy sausage roll) and to be honest just a good time. Dave Young the DJ (who I was later to work with) always played this song in amongst the dance hits of the day. This track could be used in a masterclass for songwriting. It has everything. Catchy intro and hooks all over the place,superb dynamics and great brass and vocal backing. What though about the fashion victim status of lead singer John Waite? I’m sure he was trying for a kind of Bowie look and he succeeded. That’s Miss Bowie, teacher of class 3 from Auchenshuggle Primary school in Glasgow circa 1986. Guilty pleasure as I say but what a song.