Ned Doheny- Get It Up For Love (1976)

If by chance you’d spotted me on the streets of Camden yesterday evening you’d have seen me ambling along, headphones in, looking wistfully at the rising moon with an idiotic grin on my face. I was listening to the Cali sweetness of Ned Doheny’s Hard Candy album. Ned is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Malibu, California. He did loads of session stuff for people like Don Henley and Glen Frey from the Eagles… Yet for some reason superstardom side-stepped the Nedster.

The Hard Candy album is just ramma-jammed full of blissful blue-eyed soul with some KILLER arrangements; it evokes those long balmy nights where the summer looks like it’s going to last forever (which, if you live in London, equates to about four days).

DJ Harvey favourite ‘Get It Up For Love’ is from ‘Hard Candy’ and is only one of the stand-outs; you should definitely buy the album. If you haven’t heard this (the original) before, you might have heard the more disco-tized versions from Tokyo Jihen, Tata Vega and (gulp) David Cassidy- which are not a patch on this.

You can download the album from iTunes, get the CD from Amazon or spend $250 on the original vinyl… Whichever you choose it’s worth it.

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Ned Doheny- Get It Up For Love


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