Sunday 28 July 2019

The Motions "For Another Man" (Havoc, 1965)

There's a tiny little guitar figure, just a few notes, that announces the end of each line in the verses of The Motions' heart-melting, "For Another Man", which is so perfect that I'd happily take it over the entire careers of most alleged axe heroes. Its economy, placement and sheer beauty make it worthy of admiration. It's so much more than the sum of its notes; pure alchemy. That it's allied to an almost perfect downer melody makes it all the more powerful. Luckily for me, "For Another Man" is available digitally so I can listen to those few notes over and over and over without trashing a beautiful 54 year old 7".

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