I Can't Stand the Rain (Reissue)

Vinyl LP

As legend has it, Peebles and Bryant were about to call it a night at the studio and go meet up with some friends for a concert, when they got caught in the rain. Peebles uttered that immortal line, and over the course of a rainy night, they wrote what would become her biggest hit. The final nudge towards greatness came when Mitchell added some electric timbale as a rhythmic hook. The uncanny song even made a fan out of John Lennon. The rain is mentioned once again on Do I Need You, and that newfangled drum machine bubbles up once again on Run, Run, Run. Peebles is feisty and defiant, too, on the blazing I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down. Beyond Peebles’s strong delivery, there’s thrilling interplay between the Hodges brothers, Mitchell’s arranged strings, and the Memphis Horns.


  1.  I Can't Stand the Rain
  2.  Do I Need You
  3.  Until You Came Into My Life
  4.  (You Keep Me) Hangin' on
  5.  Run, Run, Run
  6.  If We Can't Trust Each Other
  7.  A Love Vibration
  8.  You Got to Feed the Fire
  9.  I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
  10.  One Way Street