Thursday, September 02, 2004

Corect Spelling - "Love Me Today" (12" vers.)

[Ed.- I'd like to thank C.C. for submitting this post and mp3]

Corect Spelling would have been considered a true one hit wonder, if only they ever charted. Their record company, CBS dropped them after their first single release. Their single "Love Me Today" was released in early 1982. It didn't make an impact in the charts and some how it got lost in the shuffle. Maybe they would have gotten more support on an independent label, who knows. It was a simple (and catchy) synthpop song, similar to what the Eurythmics where doing at the time. Their main claim to fame was that Midge Ure of Ultravox was their producer (well for that song anyways). Michelle McAdorey a Canadian working in London was doing backup vocals for Kirsty McColl, when she decided to answer a classified ad posted by Ian Morse for a vocalist. He was a guitarist/keyboardist and together they penned "Love Me Today". Originally calling themselves Cold Fish they released the song as a 7" single in the UK, then changed their name to release the same song as a 12" version in Canada. They broke up after being unable to sign with another label. Michelle gave up and went back home to Toronto. It was some five years later before Greg Keelor (of Blue Rodeo) convinced her to front a new Alt-Country outfit called Crash Vegas. They released three full length CDs in the 1990's and charted some singles as well.

Go to the download page to get Corect Spelling - "Love Me Today" (12" vers.) " mp3 here

8 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

Sounds like Ultravox with a female vocalist. Nice track.

1:41 PM  
Blogger paulm said...

V good. Also sounds similar to the track Auf Achse from Franz Ferdinand's debut album.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be sure to check out Crash Vegas, they had some good tunes.

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New York City, the greatest Canadian single of all time, what a joke? All that song was, was grunge before grunge was grunge. Its a good little piece of rock'n'roll I'll give ya that but they were a pretty cheesey band that weren't around for very long. I used to listen to CFNY (the spirit of radio)in 79/80 and WOW was there a lot of fantastic cutting edge (what they'd call alternative now but that name didn't come along till years later)bands. What about Godo, Rough Trade, David Wilcox and Teenage Head? Of course arguably the greatest band of hosers (Canadian band) of all time was Max Webster, Kim Mitchell and the crew had so many fantastic songs. My name is Brian Masini, I grew up in Georgetown Ontario about an hour west of Toronto, I live in St Cloud Minnesota now but still have a lot of fond memories of those days and those bands back in the late 70's. Good site, think I'll bookmark it.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh crap. I can't believe I missed this download! I just discovered your blog while doing a Google search on Michelle McAdorey. I absolutely love Crash Vegas. I've never heard Corect Spelling (reminds me of Y Kant Tori Read ;)) and I'm so very sad that this mp3 is no longer available for download. Is there any chance you could repost it? Or upload it to yousendit or rapidshare? Or something? Oh please please please take pity on me!

Christine (from Canada)

6:23 AM  
Anonymous rongtolas said...

Hi...Could you possibly re-up the Corect Spelling track? I am really curious about it. Thank you so much for a wonderful and original blog.

8:36 PM  
Blogger tomarell said...

Never heard or even saw this 12inch.A pity its not available anymore. If some got it, please shout! thx

On my 7 inch single released on CBS the bands name is SUSHI. Same cover as here.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Brian Chaput said...

I have the 7" and 12". I love this song and is a constant on my 80's compilations. I wish record companies would open their vaults and start making these songs available for purchase, how hard would it be?

6:39 PM  

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