October 30, 2011
October 24, 2011
PARKINSON'S LAW - Daughter Of Thunder And Lightning / I Need Your Loving And I Can't Let Go (RCA 1972)
Even though it's not up to the same standard, "Daughter Of Thunder And Lightning" reminds me of the Hamlett's "Vampire Man". An amazing freak/glam rock number penned, as written on the label, by Parkinson - who should be the same person who wrote the incredible Boneshaker's "Sweetness" and the a side of the beautiful P.A.T.C.H.'s "Where Are You Now", already on Proudfoot Sound blog. UK issue.
October 16, 2011
CAPTAIN ROCK AND THE SKYRIDERS - Lupy Lu / Together (Crystal 1977)
Amazing picture sleeve and great glam/proto-punk version of Lupy Lu. After this lonely single released as Captain Rock And The Skyriders, Peter Dye and Kelvin Purcell formed Buzz, releasing two other singles on the Crystal label. UK issue, produced by Peter Dye.
October 9, 2011
TANK - Fast Train / This World's an Apple (Polydor 1973)
Here's another British obscure single. "Fast Train" is a glam/boogie number that reminds me of Blackfoot Sue, while the b side is a rural hard rockin' piece with catchy guitar riffs. Both songs where produced and written by John Bromley, a Polydor songwriter who also released a bunch of singles and one LP by the end of the 60s and Martin Rushent, better known as the producer of bands such as 999, The Stranglers, Buzzcocks and many others. UK issue.
This World's an Apple