Unit 4+2 was a British pop band that achieved international success in 1965 with their hit single Concrete and Clay. The song topped the UK charts for a week and was later released in multiple languages, including Swedish, Finnish, French, and German. The song was co-written by Brian Parker, who went on to teach guitar, and Eddie Rambeau, who was noted for his singing. American record producer Bob Crewe also had a hand in the song's success, producing an instrumental version for his 1967 album Music to Watch Girls By.The song uses a simile to compare the enduring love of lovers with things that seem solid and permanent, such as concrete sidewalks and mountains.
It was originally arranged as a slow and moving semi-acoustic track, similar to the group's previous singles. The success of Concrete and Clay in 1965 led to international versions that same year.The album Tommy Moeller Time is dedicated to Concrete And Clay co-writer Brian Parker (1939 - 2000) and includes three other songs by Tommy Moeller and Brian Parker. As a result of its success, Crewe made a cover of Concrete and Clay cut by Eddie Rambeau, editor of Crewe's music publisher, which was the inaugural release of Crewe's DynoVoice Records.Concrete can be damaged by fire, aggregate expansion, seawater effects, bacterial corrosion, calcium leaching, physical damage and chemical damage (by carbonation, chlorides, sulfates, and distilled water). There are many types of concrete with variations in installation, composition, finish and performance characteristics.In conclusion, Concrete and Clay is a timeless classic that has been enjoyed by generations since its release in 1965.It is a testament to the power of collaboration between talented musicians and producers that can create something truly special.