Ball Of Confusion was originally a hit single from the Temptations in 1970. Tina covered it for the B.E.F. album Music For Qualitiy And Distinction (Vol. 1) in 1982. Released as a single, it surprisingly peaked at #5 in the Norwegian charts. The album was reissued on CD in 1991 with a remixed version, which is also available on the box set The Collected Recordings. It’s the first single from Tina with a music video - produced by David Mallet - which was unfortunately never released officially.
Written by N. Whitfield, B. Strong / Arranged and Produced by Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Walsh of the British Electric Foundation / Engineer Assistant: Nick Patrick / Linndrum Programming: Martyn Ware / Roland System 100 Programming: Martyn Ware & Ian Craig Marsh / Saxophone: David Baptiste / Trumpet: Canute Wellington / Trombone: Nathaniel Augustin / Rhythm & Distorted Guitars: Nevil McKreith / Harmonica: Paul Jones / Intro Guitar: John McGeoch
Photo: Lynn Goldsmith