Kent have paired "City Lights" with Johnny Praye's strident"Can't Get Too Much Love". Another winner, it had Not Unloved (unwisely) dusting off the old falsetto to sing along with the backing vocals - not pretty!
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Jerry Naylor "City Lights" (Kent)
One of the down sides of labels such as Kent using generic sleeves for their releases (or, more accurately, their various series of releases) is that middle-aged dumplings such as Not Unloved can forget which ones they already have when rifling through the 7"s at their local record shop. Thankfully, the lovely staff at Monorail Music ensured that Jerry Naylor's effervescent "City Lights" reissue didn't pass me by as would have been the case had I been left to my own devices. It's irresistibly upbeat with a great production (trumpets!, strings! etc.). If anything can lift the gloom of spring, 2018, "City Lights" can. It came as something of a surprise to learn that Naylor was one of Buddy Holly's backing group, The Crickets.