The Third Degree was the band that fooled the nation that Duffy's hit record, Mercy, was a cover version of an older, much better, Northern Soul original; were you fooled?
Another modern classic gets The Third Degree treatment; this time it's Madonna-snogger Britney Spears' turn to be outclassed with this audacious version of Toxic, re-imagined as a heavy soul rocker.
Sounding like the mutant lovechild of seventies stadium fillers, Chicago and Meatloaf, with a guitar riff reminiscent of The Knacks My Sherona, a driving bass line similar to The Spencer Davis Groups Keep On Running, plus moody horn section and soulful vocal, this red hot seven inch vinyl funk master-class will be an instant DJ deck essential, getting dancing shoes spinning on polished boards in late night dance joints everywhere.
The flip side is I Kissed A Girl, the song that made Katy Perry famous ... But whose version came first?
Taken from the forthcoming Well Suspect Records compilation album Dirty Mod.
Available from wellsuspect.com.