May 28, 2013
BRITANIA - Right Down The Line / Judy Brings Me Down (EMI 1973)
A rough rocker with a catchy guitar sound by Portsmouth outfit Britania. The band, made up of Paul Martinelli (lvocals & guitar), Jeff Mort (lead guitar), Don Gallacher (bass) and John King (drums), released another single one year later called "Going Nowhere" on the Beep label. UK issue, produced by Martin Clarke.
May 7, 2013
April 22, 2013
March 18, 2013
WELLINGTON - Alright I'll See You Tonight (Concord 1973)
A good glam rocker released by Northampton band Wellington, which featured Dave Martin - who later joined the London punk rock band Chelsea. "Alright I'll See You Tonight" was followed by two other singles that you can listen to on Pure Pop Blog. UK issue, produced by Norman Hitchcock.
February 25, 2013
JOHN DU CANN - Where's The Show? / Hang Around (Arista 1977)
Great two-sider by Atomic Rooster guitarist John Du Cann who released three singles between 1977 and 1979, all produced by Francis Rossi of Status Quo. Rossi was also producer on Du Cann's solo album "The World's Not Big Enough". The album, described in Record Collector magazine at the time as sounding like "Quo mixed with the Sex Pistols", was recorded in 1977 but remained unreleased until the 90s when it came out on CD only. Enjoy!
Where's The Show?
February 13, 2013
RABBIT - Too Much Rock 'n' Roll / Shake That Thing (CBS 1976)
Led by Dave Evans, singer of AC/DC with whom he released the single "Can I Seat Next To You, Girl" in 1974 prior to his being replaced by Bon Scott, Rabbit are rough and tough Aussie hard rockers who released two albums and about five singles before splitting up in 1977. "Too Much Rock 'n' Roll" is their third single, both sides are great. Dutch issue.
Too Much Rock 'n' Roll
Shake That Thing
January 30, 2013
January 17, 2013
THE OUTER LIMITS - Dark Side Of The Moon / Black Boots (Decca 1971)
Killer Red Indians on the warpath-style glam stomper obscurity with loud handclaps and a catchy guitar riff (identical to the one used by the Stranglers in "Nice 'n' Sleaze" in 1978). The A side, "Dark Side Of The Moon", was also recorded as a demo by Elton John one year before.
Both tracks were written and produced by Ben Findon and Peter Shelley, UK issue.
December 11, 2012
REDHEAD - We Ran And We Ran / Lookin' For You ( UK 1973)
I finally got a copy of this brilliant two sider released on Jonathan King's UK label. "We Ran And We Ran" is a superior glam rock cruncher with pounding drums, catchy guitar and great production values produced by John Edward, who put his signature on other great junk shop glam singles such as Crackers and The Sensation. Enjoy!
We Ran And We Ran
Lookin' For You
December 4, 2012
FAT CHANCE - Driftin' / Good Times We Had (Decca 1972)
Here's a great version of US Potliquor's "Driftin", released by Dave Hunter's British pop act Rescue Co. No. 1 under the pseudonym Fat Chance. Nick Tauber, who produced such junkshop glam gems as Bubbles and Iron Virgin, and later such punk rock legends as Cock Sparrer and Slaughter And The Dogs, also puts his signature on this single. UK issue.