b/w - Three Cheers For The Sun
Cool Mod pop with the right amount of bubblegum to stay just on the right side of Cheesy.
Why of all The Times 45's choose this one? I hear you ask.
Well let's face it, there's so many tracks by Mr Edward Ball & friends to choose from + you can get loads of info on him & the band I thought I'd try to add something! rather than regurgitate.
The music to both tunes were written by Ed Ball but the lyrics to Here come the Holidays were penned by his old school chum John Bennett. Who was also a member (Drummer) of:
The Television Personalities (on 14th Floor/Oxford Street - srts records)[AKA Hughie Green]
O level (on East Sheen EP - psycho records)[AKA Jim Horne]
Reacta (on Stop The World/sus – battery operated records)
Now on to Joni Dee Sackett; she seems to first crop up in Ed's life in early 1980 with the band Dry Rib & later also added backing vocals to his 1984 LP Hello Europe. (the pic on the left is of her & Ed Ball, summer 1982)
1983-84; saw her collaborating with Frank Tovey (Fad Gadget) as singer & Viola player.
1986; with I start counting.
BTW this 45 was recorded Easter 1982 & the Times were
Ed Ball - guitar
John East - bass
Paul Damien - drums
Ray Kent - keyboards
I believe the second sleeve with The Times sticker over Jonie Dee's name was used to re-promote the 45 after the minor hit of the This Is England LP in Late 1983.
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