domingo, 3 de enero de 2010

BEND ME SHAPE ME-GILLA


"Bend Me Shape Me" is a disco-rock cover version of The Outsiders's 1966 hit, recorded by Austrian disco singer Gilla, released in January 1978. The single was a number 11 hit in Switzerland, number 12 hit in Nederland and it was decided to repackage the Help Help album with the inclusion of the new track and its B-side "The River Sings" ("Der Strom der Zeit") in May, entitled Bend Me, Shape Me. produced by Frank Farian and arranged by Stefan Klinkhammer in a disco-rock arrangement.

"Bend Me, Shape Me" is a song written by Scott English and Larry Weiss. It was first recorded by The Outsiders as a track on their album The Outsiders In in 1966. The best known version of the song is the 1967 single released by The American Breed that peaked at number 5 in the US in early 1968.

There have been other cover versions of the song. The first cover was released by The Models in 1966 on the MGM label. Other notable versions include one by Amen Corner, which reached number 3 in the UK in 1968, and one by Donna McElroy that appeared on the Gumby album in 1989. The song is featured in the 1997 film, Wild America.

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