Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Turtles - Making My Mind Up (45 Version WW 237)

I received a WHOLE bunch of records this week but a majority are yard sale fodder. However, there were some wonderful finds in the box such as tonight's post. There appears to be several stories on this one and I hope someone can straighten it out. WW issued Outside Chance twice (#234 and #237) with different "B" sides, with this one being particularly rare. I read that this particular version (237) was test marketed in the Northwest only and may have been the A side instead of Outside Chance. This version of "Making My Mind Up" is only found on this 45 as the LP version has horns (check out Youtube and decide for yourself but I will go with the 45 version anytime). This is a nice addition to my 45 collection and the sister "Outside Chance" 45 on 234.

1 comment:

Peter Huffman said...

This was, surprisingly enough, covered by a British band called Katch 22 in 1967 (and issued on Fontana Records in the UK). It's a bit faster and brassier, but still worth a listen. I didn't know the Turtles did the original until you posted this.