Concrete and Clay

Concrete and Clay (Unit 4+2)

  • 24 Feb 09:27
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"Concrete and Clay" is a song written by Tommy Moeller and Brian Parker and recorded by the UK pop band, Unit 4 + 2.

Recorded with the help of session musicians and featuring ("+2") Russ Ballard and Bob Henrit, "Concrete and Clay" details the indestructible love of the singer and his lover:

"The sidewalks in the street, the concrete and the clay

Beneath my feet begins to crumble, but love will never die

Because we'll see the mountains tumble, before we say goodbye"

The arrangement has a pronounced Latin influence, using acoustic guitars and a baion beat. These ingredients were distinctive enough in 1965 to get "Concrete and Clay" to the top of the UK Singles Chart. It was covered in America for a Top 40 hit by Eddie Rambeau. Another version by Randy Edelman also charted in the UK in 1976. In 1986 a version by Martin Plaza (Mental as Anything) reached #2 on the Australian singles chart. Another version by the German group Hong Kong Syndikat charted in Europe in 1986. Former Dexys Midnight Runners singer Kevin Rowland released a version in 1999. Pete Byrne also covered it on his 2001 solo album The Real Illusion. They Might Be Giants attempted a version of this song in 1990, and the...

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