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Performed live at Cape Cod Coliseum in August 1982. The track features Dee Rail on lead vocals and a super-rhythmic guitar solo by Steve Harrell.

007 opened for The Clash this night on their Combat Rock Tour. Lawrence LaFerla notes:

“Opening for The Clash, starting our set with a James Brown cover. How cool is that? It was The Clash's Combat Rock Tour, with Mick still in the band. Terry Chimes drummed, not Topper. Pulsallama had opened the night before and were treated badly by the audience. Lucky for us, the crowd approved of 007.”

Steve Harrell recalls:

"I bought a 45 of 'Money Won't Change You' when I lived in Macon around 1968 one great thing about Macon in the 60s was you could hear a LOT of R&B and blues on the local black radio stations. The song stuck in the back of my mind over the years.

I think I talked it over with Dee about doing a cover then brought a tape of it & lyrics down to rehearsal. I remember playing Maceo Parkers solo note for note in the beginning of the guitar solo.

This was the first song we played at the Clash gig ( I think ) kind of an off the wall choice for opening a show like that. I wonder if anyone else at the show knew the song as a James Brown song."

The audio was digitally captured from a cassette tape that recorded the show off the sound board at the Coliseum.

Genre: Soul Punk

More info at 007-boston-dub7.com/MWCY/index.html


from 007 Live In Boston And South Yarmouth: 1980, 1981, 1982, track released January 6, 2013
Vocals: Dee Rail (Derryle Johnson)
Guitar: Steve Harrell
Drums: Garry Miles
Bass: Lawrence LaFerla
Percussion: Rick Sorel

Audio restoration (2012) by Tim Halle

Words and Music by James Brown and Nat Jones
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007 (Boston's Dub7) Boston, Massachusetts

007 was a "mod, post-punk, dub" band active in the early 1980s, a Boston, MA (USA) group that drew on punk, r&b, 60s pop, and dub, but was promoted and perceived as something akin to, or analogous to, the 2 Tone bands. Racially mixed, opening for acts identified with the British ska revivial of the time — The Specials, The English Beat, Bad Manners — 007 (Dub7) was frequently labeled a "ska band." ... more

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