Monday, December 11, 2017

Patrick Kerr –Hands Off –UK Freakbeat Mod Rocker (1966)

Patrick Kerr –Loos of England/Hands Off –CBS 202482 (1966 UK)

Better known as a dancer/choreographer (he tutored how to dance on Ready Steady Go!), Patrick also released an earlier single Magic Potion on Decca in 1965. Read Patrick Kerr obituary

He was also chosen to front the first version of the Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich novelty Loos of England, however it is on the B side where the real action resides.
Hands off is a tough and rousing Mod Rocker, built around a driving Eddie Cochran bass riff accentuated by some neat orchestrated horn stabs. The guitar solo is also cool, but would have been improved by Patrick showing a bit more restraint during the break

It seems that this release only got as far as the demo state and didn’t garner a full release

Hear a full version of Hands Off

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