Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby?

by Simon

Davy at The Ghost Of Electricity has just posted a great tune by The Crystals called Uptown. Coincidentally I’ve had a bunch of girl group tunes lined up. They are all lesser known tunes, mostly from the later end of the 60s when the earlier girl groups had been pushed aside by the new ‘soul’ groups. One of which is The Crystals.

Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby might be more familiar to some as a tune by Candy And The Kisses. Their version is great, but a lot softer and less dynamic. The Crystals version is bigger and beefier and brassier, verging on the funky in places. It’s a huge huge sounding record, all strings and percussion and fantastic brass and massive vocals. And now Davy’s reminded me of it I had to share it – hey the girl group posting can wait!

The Crystals – Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby?