“Is This What I Get For Loving You?” / “Tomorrow’s Calling” (Decca F.22524) February 1967
Today’s spotlight is on Marianne Faithfull with her 1967 flop “Is This What I Get For Loving You?” The song was recorded first in 1965 by The Ronettes. Their version flopped too.
On this cut, Marianne’s vocals are at a lower register and have a similar moodiness to that of Nico on the first Velvet Underground album. I wonder if she was singing with Mick Jagger in mind here?
Record reviews from the British music press: