Mukatsuku Records coming back with some hard-hitting soul in two versions of the track “Pain”. Both are screamers and are most definitely a nice little edition toy your collection/ dance party wherever you are. You see, just when the record label has you going African disco or deep funk, they then switch gears to some fantastic soul as we hear on this single. Here’s what the label had to say about the record itself:
“Wayne Perry & Randy Mcnutt decided to record a version of “Pain” in a power Soul Rock mode which was all the range in Cincinnati, Ohio at the time of the recording around 1973. The Boys In The Band version features Wayne singing solo but was never released. What was released was the Little Flint version (a name that Wayne had chosen as an alto ego guise ) and assisted with that version by an uncredited vocalist from Alaska singing live singing on top of the same rhythm track. Other band members included Roger ‘Jellyroll’ Troy on bass, Jerry Love on drums, Gary Boston on guitar, Craig Shenafield & Terry Burnside on brass (all five had played on sessions/backed James Brown at certain points in their careers)plus the young B-3 Organist Terry Hoskins who was just 17 at the time.”
While we definitely dig the Little Flint version originally on Beast (dig the King Kong label!), as it’s raw and that organ is quite wild, but we can’t help to have a soft spot for the Boys In The Band version though. Not sure if this thing would have been released on Spring Records if it actually been put out, Hand-numbered to 500 units with a one-off pressing from the label. Listen to the version of the track below from Little Flint and order the forty-five after the stream.