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Tapestry of Delights:
Originally known as The Social Deviants (line-up A) this was a London-based community underground band that grew up in the Notting Hill area. Farren and Russell ran into a 21 year old millionaire who put up £700 to finance their first album on their own Underground Impressarios label. This was distributed by mail order through 'Oz' and 'The International Times' and sold sufficiently well for Decca to reissue it.
The material on their three albums was variable. The first included harsh punk (I'm Coming Home), percussion dominated progressivism (Nothing Man) as well as long gimmicky diatribes interspersed with none too imaginative music. Child Of The Sky and Bun were evidence of a softer side, but Deviation Street summarized their intent with a series of political slogans, sound effects and a variety of musical approaches which have not stood the test of time well.
Disposable had its moments, notably with good rock songs like Slum Lord, Jamie's Song, You've Got To Hold On, Fire In The City and Guaranteed. The remainder of the album was eminently disposable, however.
The Deviants also issued a single, which is now a rare collectors' item. After a disappointing third album the band disintegrated during an American tour. The remaining members plus Twink formed Pink Fairies. Rudolph also had a spell with Hawkwind.
In 1977 Farren reformed the band with a new line-up including Andy Colquhoun on bass/vcls and issued an EP for Stiff, entitled Stiff EP. In the same year their first album was reissued on Logo.
"Billy the Monster" – 3:26
"Broken Biscuits" – 2:10
"First Line (Seven The Row)" – 2:44
"The People Suite" – 2:24
"Rambling B(l)ack Transit Blues" – 5:37
"Death of a Dream Machine" – 2:50
"Playtime" – 3:06
"Black George Does It With His Tongue" – 1:20
"The Junior Narco Rangers" – 0:28
"Lets Drink To the People" – 1:32
"Metamorphis Explosion" – 8:57
Mick Farren – lead vocals and production
Paul Rudolph – Guitar, vocals and mouth music
Duncan Sanderson – Bass and vocals
Russell Hunter – Percussion, vocals and stereo panning
Tony Ferguson – Organ
Tony Wiggens – Equipment, lead vocal on "First Line"
David Goodman – Equipment, backing vocals
Jenny Ashworth – Vocals
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