Johnny Johnson & the Bandwagon were kind of oddballs as soul groups went, not so much for their music as for their unusual career path. Though Johnson and his group had little success in their native . it was a different story over in the . where they landed three Top Ten hits and a couple smaller ones in the late '60s and early '70s. Certainly the biggest and best of them is the 1968 number four British hit "Breakin' Down the Walls of Heartache," which sounds a little like a Motown record that you think you must have heard sometime on AM radio, but haven't (and which was later covered by Dexys Midnight Runners). None of the other late-'60s cuts are in the same league, and the Bandwagon often sound like a Motown group that couldn't quite stay on the roster.
Its Top 5 success here was enough to make the Bandwagon relocate to the UK, where touring opportunities were plentiful in the wake of a hit, and where their follow-up records were also better received than they were ‘at home’. This collection, named after their ‘greatest hit’, contains the album and all of the originally-issued singles masters that Johnny and the group cut for Epic, plus all the A-sides and choice album tracks from Johnny’s Bell era – including the Top 10 hits ‘Sweet Inspiration’ and ‘Blame It (On The Pony Express)’.
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LyricsBreakin' Down the Walls o. ohnny Johnson, The Bandwagon.
Johnny Johnson And His Bandwagon (Blame It) On The Pony Express (VA 3/60 Northern Soul).
|A||Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache||2:34|
- Arranged By, Conductor – Calello*
- Producer – Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer
- Written-By – D. Randell*, S. Linzer*
NotesAn Epic U.S.A. Recording.
Made in England.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped): 7650
- Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped): 7651
|58-3670||The Bandwagon*||Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache (7", Single)||Direction||58-3670||UK||1968|
|5-10352||The Bandwagon*||Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache (7")||Epic||5-10352||Spain||1968|
|5-10352||The Bandwagon*||Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache (7", Single)||Epic||5-10352||Germany||1968|
|5-10352||The Bandwagon*||Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache (7", Single, MP)||Epic||5-10352||Europe||1968|
|5-10352||The Bandwagon*||Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache (7", Promo)||Epic||5-10352||US||1968|