Friday, July 5, 2013

Carole Pope - Nothing But A Heartache / I'm Not Blind (1988)

There's really not much I need to tell you about Carole Pope that you can't find on the internet.  Simply put, she's a Canadian icon, originally one half of new wave hit-makers Rough Trade (hits include "High School Confidential" and "Crimes Of Passion") and an ex-lover of Dusty Springfield.  But after leaving Rough Trade, her solo career was very sporadic.  This was her first (and only?) solo single, released independently.  "Nothing But A Heartache", a remake of the Flirtations classic, is a synth-rock song, and "I'm Not Blind" is a lovely ballad.  Seven years later, in 1995, she finally released the mini-album Radiate on her own label Le Petite Mort Records.  She wouldn't release another album, Transcend, until 2005, also on her label.  She also released a collection of remixes of the album the same year, and finally released another album, Landfall, in 2011.  These later albums are much more electro-based and are quite tasty.  You can get them, and other albums, on her website.  But for now enjoy this rarity from a true legend.

Download Nothing But A Heartache / I'm Not Blind

1 Heartache (Repomix)
2 I'm Not Blind (Radio Mix)
3 Heartache (Remix)
4 I'm Not Blind (Acoustic Mix)
5 Heartache (Heat Mix)

10 comments:

  1. I had no idea there was something before Radiate, which I picked up on a trip to Toronto years ago. Thanks for filling in the gap.

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  2. haven't heard this in years! great!

    also please check out my 80s remixes@ http://magnum1971mixes.blogspot.co.uk/

    this site is ace!,do you want to exchange blog addresses?

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  3. Thanks for this and Stiletto Fetish. Some obscure Toronto music. Would you happen to have the "Bobby & Cynthia 36 hours" EP?

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    1. You're welcome. And sorry, I don't have that EP.

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  4. Thanks so much for this.....I too have this 12" record that I bought at Sam The Record Man back in the day....I've been yearning to hear I'm Not Blind for such a long time again...Thanks for posting! I remember taping the black and white video for this on VHS....Best break up song ever.....

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  5. Wow thanks. I actually play the Freemason's remake of this out, and suspected it was a remake! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQjjKuhkJ4c

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    1. Actually, Carole's version is also a remake of the Flirtations song from the 1960's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97zgi3Ri2Go Thanks for this message, as I forgot to mention that in the post. :)

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  6. Im excited to finally find this after a few decades

    Plz excuse me for smelling new , how do i download this ?

    Where is the link ?

    Cheers

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    1. Just click on the song title beside the word 'Download". ;)

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  7. Thank you so much for this. I saw the black and white video for this when it came out on MuchMusic. I have been searching for this for years. Just wanted to express my appreciation for this.

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