Rub My Tummy

Album: single release only (1974)


  • In what might just be the most unflattering review ever to appear in Melody Maker, under New Pop Singles on October 5, 1974, Allan Jones asked:

    "Who is this broad? This 'ere Zenda woman kinda fancies herself as the... Goddess of Rock." There is more in that vein, but he concludes "She looks like Barbara Windsor and sings like a strangled cat. Forget this one."

    Unflattering it may be, but no one who has heard this song can call it unfair. Yes, Zenda Jacks, who was born Suzie McClosky, did fancy herself as the Goddess of Rock, at least according to the record sleeve. One is tempted to ask what a genuine rock goddess like her contemporary Suzi Quatro would have made of such a claim.
  • Ironically, "Rub My Tummy" was released in October 1974 on the Magnet label, a magnet that must have had little attraction for rock fans. Running to 2 minutes 58 seconds, it was backed by "Party Queen." Someone else who should forget this song is Marty Wilde, who co-wrote it with Peter Shelley.

    In December 2012, a copy turned up for sale on ebay; it was offered for £11.03. It remains to be seen if anyone would take it if offered a mere £11.03. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2


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