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wikipedia: Mr Fox were an early 1970s electric folk or folk rock band. They were seen as in the ‘second generation’ of electric folk performers and for a time were compared with Steeleye Span and Sandy Denny’s Fotheringay. Unlike Steeleye Span they mainly wrote their own material in a traditional style and developed a distinct ‘northern’ variant of the genre. They demonstrate the impact and diversity of the electric folk movement and the members went on to pursue significant careers within the electric folk and traditional music genres after they disbanded in 1972 having recording two highly regarded albums.
Richie Bull (banjo)
Alan Eden (drums)
Barry Lyons (electric bass, dulcimer)
Andrew Massey (cello)
John Myatt (woodwinds)
Bob Pegg (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards)
Carole Pegg (accordion, fiddle, vocals)
Nick Strutt (multiple instruments)
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Fuzz Acid & Flowers:
A San Francisco band of no particular merit whose albums are not recommended. Fullerton later played with Sylvester and The Hot Band.
'69: 01. it's just the way i feel 4:33
02. 10:09 blues 5:55
03. toe jam 5:48
04. v-8 ford blues 2:36
05. love is the reason 4:00
06. i'm comin' home 7:29
07. king of earrings 3:58
08. somebody else's games 4:35 '68: 09. stone free 4:01
10. without no smog 5:29
11. ocean 4:10
12. i don't believe in statues 4:11
13. lookink back 9:37
14. ('cause) she's so good to me 3:40
15. medley : fanny mae/dope song 7:20
MIKE 'Bull' BOLAN ld gtr
TRAVIS FULLERTON drms
TERRY KIMBALL bs
GLEN "Smitty" SMITH vcls
After the edgier rock of their first two albums this record has a softer feel (leading to its nickname "Mildlife" among band members). Even Ian Hunter's trio of compositions are introspective, though disarmingly beautiful. For the first (and only) time Mick Ralphs' contributions predominate, leading to an almost country-rock feel for much of the album.
Side One "Whiskey Women" (Mick Ralphs) - 3.42
"Angel of Eighth Avenue" (Ian Hunter) - 4.33
"Wrong Side of the River" (Ralphs) - 5.19
"Waterlow" (Hunter) - 3.03
"Lay Down" (Melanie Safka) - 4.13
Side Two "It Must Be Love" (Ralphs) - 2.24
"Original Mixed-Up Kid" (Hunter) - 3.40
"Home Is Where I Want to Be" (Ralphs) - 4.11
"Keep a Knockin' (Live)" (Richard Penniman) - 10.10
bonus: "It'll Be Me" (Clement) - 2.58
"Long Red" (West/Pappalardi/Ventura/Landsberg) - 3.47
Verden Allen - organ, background vocals
Dale "Buffin" Griffin - drums, background vocals
Ian Hunter - guitar, piano, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Angel of Eighth Avenue", "Waterlow", "Lay Down", "Original Mixed-Up Kid", "Keep a Knockin'"
Mick Ralphs - lead guitar, background vocals, lead vocals on "Whiskey Women", "Wrong Side of the River", "It Must Be Love", "Home is Where I Want to Be"
Pete "Overend" Watts - bass, background vocals
Additional Personnel: Gerry Hogan - steel guitar
Brian Humphries - engineer
Andy Johns - engineer
Jess Roden - background vocals
Stan Tippins - background vocals
Michael Gray - string arrangements
James Archer - violin
Dreams Fantasies & Nightmares:
Formed in Vancouver, Quebec in 1968, their first 45 has become their most sought-after item. Described on their second album as a "happy mixture of psychedelic rock, blues-rock, jazz-rock with an overall country flavour" their material is an enjoyable and diverse mixture of styles.
The first album is the stronger of the two, being the less country-influenced and more psychedelic. Crammed with excellent guitar-work throughout and fine harmony vocal arrangements, the highlights include the uptempo Times Are Changing, the great country-rocker One Glass For Wine, the dynamic lick-laden One Ring Jane, the sublime melancholy of Funny Feeling and the climatic slow-burning finale of Somebody Think. Both are quite hard to find nowadays and have a very high level of musicianship. ~ (Vernon Joynson/MW/CF)
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Tapestry og Delights:
A Cambridge folk-rock band who started life playing Friday and Saturday nights at the Anchor pub in Silver Street, Cambridge. Their 1974 privately released cassette was sold to students at live performances and less than 50 copies were produced. The cassette format has ensured that their value has not reached the epic proportions of the vinyl follow-up Jack With A Feather, which boasted better sound quality and duplicated some material from the earlier cassette. The playing on the album was good and almost all the material was traditional.
Abbreviating their name to Spriguns they went on to record a couple of further albums for Decca which are also very rare now. By now the band was almost totally the vehicle of talented vocalist Mandy Morton who went on to form The Mandy Morton Band and record for Banshee and Polydor. In the eighties she toured with a rock band and became a presenter on BBC Radio Cambridge.
Of the other members: Mike Morton sadly died. Rick Thomas is married and now lives in Italy. Tom Ling plays in an excellent Cambridge based band call Usual Suspects and Chris Russon has recently returned to the local Cambridge music scene.
After the first The Mandy Morton album Sea Of Storms (Polydor 2382 101), drummer Alex Cooper, Tom Ling and American guitarist Mark Boettcher left the group. Consequently Boettcher introduced Alex Cooper to some American musicians who then, together with ex-Soft Boy Kimberley Rew, formed Katrina and The Waves. The 'Waves later made a big splash with their hit I'm Walking On Sunshine.
genre: heavy blues, prog
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Tapestry og Delights: Moore formed this short-lived outfit upon the demise of Skid Row. The album covered a range of musical styles from hard rock (on Time To Heal) to progressivism (on the title track and The Energy Dance, on which keyboardist Jan Schellhaas guests) and the 17 minute guitar extravaganza Spirit.
01. Grinding Stone 9:42
02. Time To Heal 6:23
03. Sail Across The Mountain 6:58
04. The Energy Dance 2:29
05. Spirit 17:16
06. Boogie My Way Back Home 5:39
Gary Moore - guitar, vocals
Frank Boylan - bass guitar
John Curtis - bass guitar
Philip Donnelly - Rhythm-guitar
Pearse Kelly - percussion, drums
Jan Schelhaas - keyboards
... Moore is best known as a founder of the progressive rock band Slapp Happy but has also written lyrics for Pink Floyd. These albums are part of a theoretical trilogy written in Germany in the early 1970's (the third part, Reeds, Whistle And Sticks was unissued until a 1998 CD release on Blueprint). Although Anthony is of British origin, these can be viewed as essential Krautrock peripherals and are Historically Significant no matter how you look at it. Pieces features: Anthony Moore (comp/cond), with: Ulf Kenklies (vocals), Glyn Davenport (vocals), Gieske Hof-Helmers (vocals) & Werner 'Zappa' Diermeier (hi-hat). From Alan Licht's "Minimalism: The Next Ten", originally published in Halana #3: "Two great missing links in the incredible history of Uwe Nettlebeck's productions at Wümme, Germany. Slapp Happy founder Moore recorded Pieces From The Cloudland Ballroom a month after Faust cut their debut LP (fall 1971) and Secrets Of The Blue Bag a month before their second (with Slapp Happy's debut Sort Of following in May '72 and Tony Conrad/Faust's Outside The Dream Syndicate in October). Indeed, Faust's Werner 'Zappa' Diermaier and Gunther Wusthoff both contribute to Pieces, which is not a Krautrock or artrock LP but a bona fide minimal classic. Side one is 'Jam Jern Jim Jom Jum,' which has three singers chanting that mantra while Moore plays these odd, luminous repeating chords underneath. The first piece on side 2, 'mu na h-vile ni a shaoileas iad,' sounds uncannily like Richard Youngs' Advent with its quiet piano and piercing bowed sounds, while 'A.B.C.D. Gol'flsh' could almost pass for the trance rock classic that Moondog never got around to recording.