What a brave choice of cover version! Martha Reeves and the Vandellas’ No More Tear-Stained Make Up is one of the key songs from Watchout!, one of the classic albums of Motown’s golden age.
As you might expect from The Would-Be-Goods, they steal a win by stripping the song back to its bare bones, matching Jessica’s raw emotional vocal delivery with Peter’s pared – and spare – electric rhythm guitar. This is a quiet triumph. You’ll love it.
No More Tear-Stained Make Up is available on the third Hangover Lounge ep alongside exclusive tracks from Louis Philippe, Standard Fare, Nat Johnson and the Figureheads, Fox and Rachael Dadd.
The Would-Be-Goods are playing at the Union Chapel shortly after noon on Saturday 21 January on a bill starring Hangover Lounge ep alumni David Tattersall and Birdie. It's a free gig, you know.