In memory of my dear old brother - Horringer Court 1982

The Pussyfoot

The Pussyfoot
The Pussyfoot by vocalist Terry Barfield

Tintern Abbey by Don Smith

Tintern Abbey by Don Smith
Tintern Abbey by Don Smith

The Carnaby

The Carnaby
By Andy Andrews

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Still Life

Previously known as Jon (see other entry) and later became 'Titus Groan'. This single is seldom seen.

Columbia demonstration release date, 9th February 1968

Sad People: Lonely Man

A 1969 release on the excellent Chapter 1 label.

Pussyfoot unreleased acetate...DARK STAR

Previously known as the Soundcasters, and also Rare Breed (whenJohn Williams David Townsend Terry Barfield leftthe Band in !967, and new recruits arrived). This sounds like a 1967/8 recording, which never saw the light of day.

Advision one acetate. 'Dark Star'. On the flipside is Saints & Angels both of which can now be heard on Psychedelic Schlemiels 4

Monday, 1 December 2008

Frisco Bay

As promised, the B side of State of Micky & Tommy's second release, circa 1967.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

We are the Moles Part 1

An oddity here,rumoured to be Simon Dupree & the Big Sound under another name (who went on to form Gentle Giant).

The Moles (Parlophone) 15th November 1968

40 years to the very day!

Joy of a Toy

The Soft Machine, a US only release (and their 2nd single) from 1968 on Probe.

Laugh at the Poor Man...

Octopus 1969 on Penny Farthing, previously known as the 'Cortinas', from Hatfield I believe.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

My Friend Jack. 'The Smoke' 1966

This puts the Rolling Stones in the shade.

Banned by the BBC who thought that 'sugar lumps' were to do with LSD.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

KATE: Empty World

An obscure London group which came to nothing after releasing three sinles during 1968. This the B side of their second outing.

The B side 'Empty World'

The A side 'Hold Me'.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Sunday, 14 September 2008

After the fire...Unknown Suffolk Fair 1982

Just one more of my monochromes of the bygone age of East Anglian Fairs.

Aftermath of beer tent burning down (see below).

Click to enlarge photograph.

MRS. MAN - Andwellas Dream

Not a single I particular care for, but certainly a significatnt one, as it contains a non album release, Mrs Man, and is the rarest of their three single releases. Their album 'Love & Poetry' is considered a psychedelic great. Mrs Man is anything but psychedelic, instead more a country, laid-back effort. I include it here for interest only.

Released 29th August 1969.

Gentle Influence - 'Captain Reale'

This Oxford band produced just 2 singles, both with worthy B sides, strong vocals, big sound. This is their second release of 1969.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Henry Tudor (1967)

One more for tonight.

'Another Name for Nowhere' by Henry Tudor. Release date: 24th February 1967. I know absolutely nothing about this group other than the track is a Decca pre-release, and both tracks are attributed to 'jontony'.

Est-ce Que Je Suis

Ex Soft Machine (Australian) Daevid Allen's first venture with French-based Gong of 1969, recorded, and released in France only, on BYG.

Not for the faint-hearted.

Monday, 8 September 2008

APPLE - Buffalo Billycan

Probably England's foremost psychedelic band. No introduction needed.

A demonstration copy 18th October 1968.

Definitely back on tap!

Although this lot went up in flames circa 1982...another East Anglian fair.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Music links gradually back on tap!

I have begun the laborious task putting back missing music files to all old posts. This might take up to a week. I will begin posting new material shortly too.

Another monochrome, East Anglia 1981?

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Spring Never Came Twice

Terribly sorry for the lack of activity this month and the continued lack of music links to files prior to July. This will be corrected shortly, I assure you.

Here for you delectation, a little know ballad by Jason Cord on Chapter One, 1969.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Girl called Fantasy

The Selofane. A little known pop group who released one other (more interesting) single the same year. Heavily orchestrated, and clearly of its time. Cupids Inspiration comes to mind.

I believe that they headed the Spanish expo in 1968. If anyone can verify this, do please leave a message.

NB: Regarding the technical problem with dead links, as soon as I return to England (2 weeks or so), I will have the problem rectified. Until then, please accept my apologies.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Marquis of Kensington (Minstrels): Reverse Thrust

Earlier I posted 'FLASH' by the Marquis of Kensington (Mike Leander). This is the first of the two releases, a musical ditty, in reverse.

Immediate (lilac), 1967.

Normal service will be resumed shortly...

It has been drawn to my attention that the music cannot be listened to owing to technical difficulties. On account of this, and in my absence from England, I am testing a new method for conveying music. Please accept my apologies for the disruptions.

Below is Barry Mason's 'Collection of Recollections' released in Deram in 1966.

Might I extend my gratitude to Expo67, whose blog is most interesting, and led me to trying out DivShare.

Friday, 11 July 2008


Thamaris Khan, 1969. A powerful release, yet complete flop upon. These fellows originated from Cornwall, releasing on mainly PYE and once on CBS.

SHE - The Frame

From Birmingham, little known, mod sound. Demonstrations release, 25th November 1966.

For Mr.Mindful: Marquis of Kensington (Mike Leander)

FLASH (1967/8) A splendid instrumental with piano, hammond, stomping beat and fuzz guitar.

Only one more by this outfit. I'll have it put up some time.

Twenty Ten (2010), just 2 years to go...

As promised. I could only locate my Japanese pressing of this, the second of Tinkerbell's Fairydust's three releases. In Japan, this was a hit for quite a while, whilst it sank without trace in England.

Note the misspelling 'Tinkabell's Fairydust'.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Albion Fairs, East Anglia...old monochromes...

These might be of interest to some of you. During the period 1978 to 1982 I toured the many East Anglian (Albion) fairs with Nick Turner and a band going by the name (at the time) of 'Thandoy', later to become 'Karmakanix'. The upshot is that I have come across many monochrome photographs from this period taken with my trusty OM1. Alongside the usual music, I'll put some up from time to time. Might jog some memories.

I should add: double clicking on a photograph will enlarge the image.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Toby Twirl

Back in Time

A reasonable pop number from this Newcastle group, the Tex-Mex vein.

Rainbow Ffolly

Go Girl

This group came from High Wycombe, released one single and one album. Presumably Parlophone were not too overwhelmed by the commercial performance of these first efforts.

Tinkerbells Fairydust

Lazy Day / In my Magic Garden.

Three single releases, and an album which never made a release. I believe that a few test pressings were made, and stock copies exist, less than ten.

2010 is a more interesting composition which I will put up at a later date

Lazy Day

In my Magic Garden

Virgin Sleep - Secret

A masterpiece of the era. From the Richmond side of London I believe.

Walking Through the Streets of My Mind

Another release by Timebox, of much greater interest than the previous single.

walking through the streets of my mind.mp3

Saturday, 28 June 2008

John Bryant - I bring the Sun

The most obscure release by this prolific song writer, on the MCA label, released 17th May 1968, and as far as I can see, uncatalogued.

'I bring the Sun' will not disappoint. In the same box are all of his other releases during the 1960s, which I might put up later.

THE OWL- Run to the Sun

The only release by this obscure band, who were born out of 'Our Plastic Dream'. Vocalist 'Vincent Edwards' released several solo singles in the late sixties, including 'Run to the Sun' on the CBS label.

This release, a demo on United Artists released 18th October 1968, complete with press release snippet.


A splendid band that was once very popular on the British club scene, and which cut a few eccentric tracks, notably 'Gone is the sad man' and 'Baked jam roll in your eye'. This track is a more upbeat pop number, but still has that certain sound unique to the late sixties England.

Girl don't make me wait:-

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

'SelppiN' by DAVID...Hammond discoteque...

Not an awful lot to say about this little gem, except a splendid play on words. Typical of the era...1969-70.

David had one other release as far as I am aware on Philips, 'Light of your Mind'.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

The MAZE, 1967, , as promised for WD...

Typical late sixties sound, not at all like Deep Purple. This is a delightful MGM demonstration copy.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

The CARNABY 1965

Their only single, 'Jump & Dance' (this group owned boutiques in Carnaby Street) ,did not chart but is now renowned as a classic composition of its era. A signed copy...

I was kindly sent a link to another blog featuring the Carnaby, which contains some stunning photographs of the band circa 1965.

See more here (With thanks to  WILTHOMER)

The Carnaby Press cuttings and publicity photographs 1965