Monday, January 9, 2017

The Heart of Rock and Soul # 734 The Supremes

'If I thought that the crew at Motown fooled around, I'd think that using Diana Ross, the most uptight singer in either rhythm and blues or girl group music, to personify female horniness was one of the greatest jokes in rock and roll history. But Holland-Dozier-Holland never fooled, and there's no mistaking the meaning of the song ('Now when you're ill, you take a pill / When you're thirsty, drink your fill' plus a baritone sax that tugs the beat along like an intravenous fix of pure hormone), so I guess this must be the Diana Ross who dated Gene Simmons of Kiss. Who undoubtedly knew how to scratch it.'

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