Every Tuesday, the Analog Kid blog goes back in time and features some of the best groovy R&B/soul songs from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Sometimes you’ll hear songs from individual artists or from a specific year, and other times you’ll get an entire full-length classic LP ripped directly from the Analog Kid’s vast vinyl vault. Warning: by R&B/soul, I also mean disco. I could go all Patrick Hernandez on your ass at any given moment, so just be ready!
The Chimes were a Scottish dance trio fronted by Jamaican-born vocalist Pauline Henry. Their soulful version of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” was a big hit all across Europe in 1990 (it went to #6 in the U.K.), and even Bono was apparently quite fond of their interpretation. In addition to the U2 cover, The Chimes’ debut (and only) LP featured two #1 U.S. dance hits: “1-2-3” and “Heaven.”
The Chimes has been out of print on CD for some time now, so the Analog Kid blog hopes you enjoy this hard-to-find dance hall classic on this extra-groovy Tuesday!
The Chimes: The Chimes
Columbia Records, 1990
1. “Love So Tender” (The Chimes)
2. “Heaven” (The Chimes)
3. “True Love” (The Chimes)
4. “1-2-3” (The Chimes)
5. “Underestimate” (The Chimes)
6. “Love Comes To Mind” (The Chimes)
7. “Don’t Make Me Wait” (The Chimes)
8. “Stronger Together” (The Chimes)
9. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (U2)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
10. “Stay” (The Chimes)
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
U2: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (U2)
From the album Live From Paris
iTunes Exclusive, 2008