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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - "Away We A Go-Go"
A few years back, the Hellacopters teamed up with The Flaming Sideburns for a split record and they recorded a kickin’ cover of the Smokey Robinson penned “Whole Lotta Shakin’ In My Heart (Since I Met You)”. I had searched far and wide for this song as I wanted to hear the original and see just how different it sounded as the Copters version was quite the rock n roll number. Nowhere could I find this song. Every record I picked up that had Smokey’s name to it came up empty. That was until I waltzed in to Motown itself, Detroit Rock City, in 2009. I scoured the record stores and low and behold I found this staring at me for $2. I picked up the record, saw the song titles and flipped. Finally! There it was! I thought to myself, this record is gonna be scratched to shit due to the age of the thing. I took the record out. It looked mint. Like no one ever played it. I was blown away and quickly parted ways with my $2 and left smiling away. A very happy Damo indeed.
And how does the original sound? Well, it’s awesome. But then again, what else would you expect from Motown? Great stuff. The Copters knew how to pick ‘em.