Saturday, December 5, 2009

ROCK Sex: "You Can't Hurry Love" - The Supremes > Iggy Pop > The Jam > David Bowie

ROCK Sex thinks you can't beat a great beat.


The Supremes amped up the Motown beat to spectacular effect in their smash hit "You Can't Hurry Love".

THE SUPREMES -"You Can't Hurry Love" (1966)

Iggy Pop turned that same beat around on his own "Lust For Life".

IGGY POP -"Lust For Life" (rec. 1978)

The neo-Mods The Jam used the beat in this song. At the time, the classic film "A Town Like Alice" had just been remade, and the title punned off of that.

THE JAM -"Town Called Malice" (1982)

As the Motown permeated New Wave and Pop in the mid-'80s, the beat became a shorthand for any Motown homage.

DAVID BOWIE -"Modern Love" (1982)

Here's the Glasgow all-female band Lustleg put their own spin on Iggy.
LUSTLEG -"Lust For Leg" (1997)


There are scores of songs that use or peruse the beat, which you can hear on this Music Player.

The songs are in chronological order from 1966 to today.

This is a Spotify player. Join up for free here.

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

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