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THE BAMBOOS: You Ain’t No Good – 2010 – Single review + video

[rating: 5]

Second single off The Bamboos fourth studio LP 4, You Ain’t No Good is also the second big mod-soul stomper this month what with Kid British’s Winner out in a week or so. So who ain’t no good? Certainly not mysterious Tongan King Merc whose sterling vocals come on like Al Green meeting Paul Weller. Possibly it’s the band who have decided that a video which makes them look like the shifty no-good denizens of post-midnight Sydney’s Kings Cross (incidentally the place they bumped into King Merc apparently) having their mug shots done is the look they’d like to accompany their rise to the mainstream from the contemporary soul-funk underground. Then again, it could just as easily apply to the Kid British single which this is at least head and feather haircut, if not sixties’ cravat and shoulders, above. The digital release is accompanied by a fat refix of Up On The Hill by DJ Yoda and assorted versions and mixes of Keep Me In Mind…um…don’t suppose there’s any chance of a 7″? Vid below links…
(Out now on Tru Thoughts)
Listen to The Bamboos – You Ain’t No Good
The Bamboos – Myspace

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