The Dealer (B Ruzicka)
Vic, Paul and Lem left the group after Fool's
Gold, and soon after this,
a decision was made to use non-original songs. This single was the
first to be released after the break-up of the "core" band.
In many countries, this single came in a sleeve which featured only
Jeff's face on the cover, reinforcing the theory that the group had
already splintered at this stage. Conversely, other record covers
for this single feature Vic, Lem and Paul, who did not play on the
Pleasure and Pain (J Christie)
As if to show us the real thing, Jeff provides his own song on the flipside to show us he hasn't lost his writing skills. Pleasure and Pain displays Jeff's ear for pleasing refrains, and is a lovely pop creation that's as strong as the A-side.