Gotta See Jane

Something about the Electric Prunes’ I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night reminded me of R Dean Taylor.

His classic Gotta See Jane starts (after the tyre screeching) with a bass line that sounds similar to Dream‘€™s.
There is also some Beatle-like cello after the first two “Gotta See Jane”s, and with the second pair the song gets into its stride by developing a driving beat (pun surely intended.)

The three high notes (which he seems to strain for a bit) at 1 min 38 seconds in, 10 seconds later and at 2 min 30, emphasise the desperation expressed by the lyric.

It all gets very Eleanor Rigby indeed in the instrumental middle passage.

It’s a somewhat literal video but: enjoy.

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