Friday, March 28, 2008

Larry's Problem

Larry Banks - We Got a Problem

The Kent CD Larry Banks' Soul Family Album and the comp's central subject were discussed in a prior post, and today I go back to the disc for another fine Larry Banks tune (the swinging blues "Let's Roll Up Our Sleeves" appeared on Episode #25 of the podcast).

"We Got a Problem" was a Spring single, and its dramatic arrangement and Banks' strong reading of the lyrics really nails down the the guilt but also the excitement generated by the illicit relationship described in the song. "It was wrong, and we knew it was wrong, but what else could we do, girl?" Banks urgently pleads at the song's start. "You needed me just as much as I needed you, girl." It's certainly a powerful tune.

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