Listen: Baby Iâ€™m – A Want You / Bread BreadBabyImAWant.mp3
Listen: The Guitar Man / Bread BreadGuitar.mp3
I was filing a box of singles last weekend that Iâ€™d been avoiding for ages, with no recollection of how I ended up owning them even. Mostly likely Graham Stapleton saved these for me from his stockpile of 70â€™s promos, back when he dealt with all the BBC djâ€™s and pop press music critics. Check out past posts for more details.
They were all UK A labels – and the reason for avoiding them was not what you think. Itâ€™s because I knew it would eat up an afternoon to get through the 30 count box, once I started cleaning and playing them all. As it turns out – I had a great time.
Amongst them were two Bread 7â€™s. Like everyone, I had my nose in the air toward this band at the time. Yes, they looked like shit, and were no match for glam or The Kinks. But guilty pleasures were indeed a few of their songs at the time. I have to say, â€˜The Guitar Manâ€™ sounded pretty great on Sunday. In hindsight, these sit perfectly with any Glen Campbell or Jimmy Webb record probably considered more politically correct still.