I am fortunate in being able to bring you 2 previously unseen photographs of the High Wycombe band 'Respect' whose acetate Santa Lucia I previously posted and which you can now hear along with four Respect compositions on Psychedelic Schlemiels 4 (Wooden Hill).
Many thanks to original band member Paul Russell for sending me these and granting me permission to publish them here. Regarding the photographs and origination of the band, Paul says:-
"My role in the band was nothing extraordinary, I was as suggested previously and original co-founder with Blackie, and co-writer of 'Nothing' I played mainly rhythm guitar when Mick joined the band as he was a little more versatile than I so he was appointed Lead guitarist, I sang lead vocals on a couple of songs one namely 'All or Nothing' the superb Small Faces hit and Mick and I sang BV's on most others, apart from this my role nothing too noteworthy. I played many of the High Wycombe Town Hall functions as support act to the named artists of the day, Small Faces, Geno Washington & Ram Jam Band, The Move, The Who I believe from memory and a fair few others that escape me at present..."
I was very kindly sent a demo of 'I Can See' and 'Things That Still Remind Me' by Pussyfoot vocalist Terry Barfield, along with some unseen photographs of the band from 1966.
Concerning the demo Terry recalls:
That version of " Things that still remind me" is the first demo we recorded and was to be the A side with" I can see" as the B side of our first release, prior to signing up with Decca in 1966. Then at rehearsals we played them Freeloader and that became our " A " side and "Things that still remind me" was Re recorded at the Decca studios.
Was this a proposed EP for release in 17th January 1967? This 10 inch Fontana acetate brings together all tracks from their 2 singles with the 'Atmospher' choice. It is listed as an EP on the label. 'Atmospheres' is shortened, slightly different mix.
There are severals sites carrying the band's history, but briefly, from Mersyside (as Four Just Men) moved to Manchester as Wimple Winch (Stockport area) disbanding in 1967.
The second of only two singles by this obscure English band. Chase the Face is an interesting Baroque style pop song, with great (at times) off key brass, and a good dose of organ. You might also care to listen to 'A Girl called Fantasy'.
This demonstration copy released 13th September 1968.
Off some interest is that this copy was sent to FINITO (a record producition and promotion comapany headed by Tony Palmer & Adrian Rudge up until 1970 when Rudge moved to Polydor).