On yesterday’s post I mentioned Every Little Bit Hurts and, how good Ms Holloway’s version of the Ed Cobb song, the man also responsible for penning Tainted Love, was.
Swiss Adam in the comments section mentioned a version of the song by The Clash that if the truth be known I have always been rather ambivalent towards.
Last night I decided to play all three versions of the song and have to admit that there is not much in it between The Small Faces version and Brenda Holloway’s, although the Motown version still just shades it, in my opinion. The big surprise is that the version by Stummer et al has it’s merits too, however fails to pack the emotional punch of the other two and is probably why it remained unreleased until CBS were looking for extra product to make the Clash On Broadway boxset more appealing (“turning rebellion into money”, indeed.)
So here are the three versions of the song that I posses. I know that these are not the only recorded versions of this song that exist. I think that their is a version by The Jam out there but I remain to be convinced that this is a song which would gain anything being covered by Weller and Co..
Brenda Holloway – Every Little Bit Hurts
The Small Faces – Every Little Bit Hurts
The Clash – Every Little Bit Hurts