R Dean Taylor ‘Gotta See Jane’

R Dean Taylor was the first white person to record for Motown, maybe best known to us as the man who took There’s A Ghost In My House to the charts (later covered by The Fall). I can’t remember when or where I first heard this, co-written with Brian Holland of Holland-Dozier-Holland fame and produced by R Dean himself, but it’s a belter. Starting with car engine noises and squeeling tyres, which are always a great way to start a record, and then going into ‘red light green light, driving through the dark night’. Gotta See Jane, 1968, top song.

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2 Responses

  1. The Fall, also covered this, rather badly I may add.

  2. Havn’t heard that. Will ask Fall obsessed brother if he’s got it.

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