Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Cock Sparrer - We Love You

Cock Sparrer's second single, a cover of The Rolling Stones 'We Love You' and in my opinion they have made this song theirs. The way they sing this song really makes you feel that they don't love you, and I love it. I still play this today, and I try to snarl out the lyrics, but can't quite match them.

They ended up attracting a large skinhead following which made them difficult to see, shame as this single showed so much promise.

This was ripped from another 12" and you can see from the condition of the cover scan, that this was a much played song.

The b-sides 'Chip On My Shoulder' is more heavy punk style but for me the stand out track is 'We Love You. Which one do you prefer? Leave a comment.

Band: Cock Sparrer
Label: Decca
Year: 1977
Tracks:
1. We Love You
2. Chip On My Shoulder

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:


If you like this then buy this, both these tracks plus loads more on a double CD for £6.50, a bargain go and get it now:
The Best of Cock Sparrer
The Best of Cock Sparrer

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cock Sparrer's debut 7" was Running Riot/Sister Suzie (May 77) We Love You was their second single (Nov 77).
Ta, great blog.

garychching said...

HI Anon, Thanks for your comment, posting ammended.

All the best

jenX said...

Hi Gary... I've taken this as I only had a live version Of "We Love You".
Personally out of the two tracks, We Love You is my favourite. Probably as I liked the Rolling Stones song too. But yes, Cock Sparrer certainly make it their own.

garychching said...

Hi Jenx, I like the Rolling Stones original as well, but I have to say this one has always edged it for me. They just sound so sarcastic, I love it.

Harry The Bastard said...

I bought a Renault from the drummer ... some twenty years after buying this very record!

Weird or wot?

garychching said...

Hi Harry the bastard, defo weird. Did you tell him you bought this record?