Another Win

Written by Bernard Frost & Andrew Miller, both of whom were heavily involved with Status Quo. Bernie Frost is a singer and guitarist who has worked with Status Quo since 1972, when he co-wrote 'A Year' on the Piledriver album, and has recorded with Francis Rossi. Andy 'Pugwash' Miller was the sound engineer on Status Quo's 1974 Quo album. He also co-wrote with Quo but engineered on Slade's Return To Base, We'll Bring The House Down and Till Deaf Do Us Part albums in the early 80's.Frost co-wrote Marguerita Time which bassist, Alan Lancaster, disliked and when Quo appeared on BBC's Top of the Pops to mime to the single, his place was taken by Jim Lea of Slade. This may or may not be relevant but suggests that Slade and Quo were socialising, possibly collaborating, during this period? 

Another Win was recorded by both Slade and Status Quo around 1979 neither of which were released.
Slade Supporters Club Newsletter
May - June 1981
"Did you know that:- Slade have another piece of unreleased material in their catalogue. It was a 'different' type of number that was written by Slade's engineer Andy Miller. He persuaded the band to record it at Portland while they were laying down tracks for 'Return To Base' album. Although the song turned out fine it has never appeared on vinyl - not even as a B-side,"
The Slade track has remained unheard until now, originally in bits made available in an effort to procure a sale when the master tape was offered for purchase to various people around 2009. 
"...I still have the original Slade 1/4" master of 'Another Win". I've been dealing with Slade's management but they don't want to buy it from me. I co-wrote the song which has never been released...."
Later, in late summer 2011, Harry Neames made the full song available via Eamon Jurdzis who passed it to Dave Graham on the Slade In England site and it finally got heard by the groups loyal following. It's a shame they never bought it as it would have made a good bonus track for the recent Salvo remastered catalogue. It's reminiscent of 'Nutbush City Limits' and it works well. It was probably the inspiration for 'Funk, Punk & Junk'.


I look forward to, hopefully, one day hearing the groups 1991 unreleased recording of Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' and another unknown track called 'Love Is..'?

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A massive thank you to Dave Graham at Slade In England for getting this full copy out here for the great unwashed to wrap our ears around. Nice to hear Noddy Holder singing a new Slade song. Major respect to Harry NeamesEamon Jurdzis and The Historian. Thanks to AJ for the lyrics.


Another Win
(Bernie Frost & Andy Miller)


Yeah, yeah

So go on and tell me what you think
It’s so hard for you to see
I get out the house just once a week
When I do its you and me

Lying on the floor of a rented room
Staying up and staying in
Holding on longer than another man
Cause I’m looking for another win

Hey, hey, yeah

I was washed up to my full extent
Couldn’t move cause I’d been used
I was loving her on shaky legs
And I felt like I was bruised

Lying on the floor of a rented room
Staying up and staying in
Holding on longer than another man
Cause I’m looking for another win

Had a lot of loving
More than I can take
A lot of loving
More than I can give
A lot of loving
Good good loving

Had a lot of loving
More than I can take
A lot of loving
More than I can give
A lot of loving
Good good loving

Good good loving
Good loving

Now come on and help me to my feet
I can go anywhere with you
Cause I’m up and about and I’m on the street
And you know where leading to

Lying on the floor of a rented room
Staying up and staying in
Holding on longer than another man
Cause I’m looking for another

Lying on the floor of a rented room
Staying up and staying in
Holding on longer than another man
Cause I’m looking for another win
For another win, yeah I’m looking out

5 comments:

Eamon Jurdzis said...

Hi Mick.

Full version now in the hands of DG. Cleaning it up as we speak.

Eamon

Mickey P. said...

Excellent news Eamon. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Andy Miller is a complete arse hole

Mickey P. said...

Seems a bit harsh... Is that you Bernie? :-/

Anonymous said...

Nice to hear an unheard of song which should have been at least an album track and would have made a great single.

Be good to also hear the song Nod recorded with a coloured singer who`s name escapes me.