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, 18 December 2010

Tintern Abbey

This photograph is of Tintern Abbey 1968/9, and appears to be a signed publicity shot, being the third incarnation of the band.

My thanks to Damian Jones for this.

You can hear both sides of their only published single from an Emidisc acetate HERE

Thursday, 16 December 2010

RESPECT - Original line-up circa 1966/7. With thanks to Paul Russell

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..."

Sunday, 12 December 2010

PUSSYFOOT - Cool Cats Slinking to the Top

Two newspaper clippings sent to me by Pussyfoot song writer and vocalist Terry Barfield. You can open the images full size by clicking on them.

At the bottom you can listen to the B side from their 1967 unreleased acetate - Saints and Angels

Friday, 3 December 2010

Pussyfoot 'Dark Star'

Please accept my apologies for those of you trying to hear this acetate. I lost many of my music links and am gradually working to put this right.

Normal service will resume shortly.

The Pussyfoot tracks are now up and running, although I still have some others to do.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The Pussyfoot unreleased 1966 demo 'I Can See'

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

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Blue Existence

An acetate in very poor shape (warped and almost unplayable).

Little is known about this UK 60s band.

I include a taster of side 2 (fade out three quarter way through).

You will be able to hear the full 2 sides on Wooden Hill Records forthcoming 'Psychedelic Schlemiels Volume 4'.

Thank you to all those fellows and ladies who left words of encouragement.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

The SPONGE - (Wimple Winch) 1969

This is a rarely seen single here, one side Dave Berry, the other Dave Berry and the Sponge, comprising the drummer Lawrence Arends of Wimple Winch and Just Four Men.

Huma Lama

Peter and the Wolves - Woman on my Mind 1968

Just one more from Peter and the Wolves:

Woman on my Mind

Old and New

Peter and the Wolves - Lantern Light 1968

Another by Peter and the Wolves, both sides.

Lantern Light

Break up Break down

Peter and the Wolves - Little Girl Lost (and found) 1967

Following on from the Factory, another John Pantry project, with both sides for you to enjoy.

Little Girl Lost (and found)

Is Me

Friday, 23 April 2010

The FACTORY - Red Chalk Hill (Unreleased version)

Also coming from the Factory's drummer, a sneak preview of an unreleased version of the B side to 'Try a Little Sunshine.

This is the only known recording, on acetate in fragile condition:

Red Chalk Hill.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The FACTORY - Gone (Second Rough Mix)

This acetate was owned by the Factory's drummer - and provides a rough mix of the B side to 'Path through the Forest', 'Gone'.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Jason Crest - Black Mass 7 minute acetate

Here is a never before seen 7 minute version of Jason Crest's seminal composition, Black Mass, which I have discovered on a cancelled 10 inch Philips metal acetate.

Whilst sounding essentially the same as the single release, the mix is different, brighter sound, cleaner, more dynamic, with different introduction and ending.

I have no idea why it was cancelled, and Jason Crest themselves are apparently unaware of this recording being made.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Wimple Winch 4 track acetate - Atmospheres

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.

Rumble on Mersey Square South

Save My Soul


Thursday, 7 January 2010

The SELOFANE: Chase the Face - 1968

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).