One Track Mind: Fabienne Delsol, “I’m Gonna Catch Me A Rat” (2007)

What a dynamite single from the lovely Fabienne Delsol. Although it was formatted by Damaged Goods Records as an A and B side release, I view this single as a double A-side. Both songs are that strong.

First, there’s the slinky and lively “I’m Gonna Catch Me a Rat” is a damned good toe tapper which will stay with you long after you’ve played it.

My only complaint is this: Why the hell didn’t they include “And I Have Learned To Dream” on Fabienne’s then-new album Between You And Me?! It’s that great of a song and a performance — a beautiful haunting ballad that you’ll find yourself playing many times over. I particularly loved Fabienne’s Leslie-speakered voice floating over the dream like music.

Kudos to Damaged Goods, also, for releasing these tunes on yellow vinyl.

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Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott has written for Shindig, Twist and Shake, Garage & Beat and Ugly Things. A big fan of all things rock and roll - especially the British Invasion, garage rock, psychedelic, new wave, folk rock, surf and power pop - he was a consultant on Sundazed Music's reissue of 'The Best of Butch Engle & The Styx: No Matter What You Say' in 2000, and has also provided liner notes for Italy's Misty Lane Records. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.

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