So before I listened to this I thought novelty, one-hit wonder, Cabaret band.Was I wrong ?
After the opener (that every knows) we get into some Psychedelic Rock, like a sickly cousin of The Damned.
The line-up included; The Doctor (Clive Jackson) – lead vocals, Steve McGuire – guitar, Richard Searle – bass guitar, Steve “Vom” Ritchie – drums and Wendi and Colette Anadin – backing vocals. It was produced by American Craig Lennon, responsible for the discovery and early development of bands including Talking Heads and Ramones.
It’s almost a duet between the Doctor and the Anadin Brothers on most tracks. “Moon Song” has a suitably 70’s Hippie vibe to it – the longest track on the album.
“The Miracle Of The Age” was a very early single produced by XTC’s Andy Partridge and shows early promise.
After listening to the album…. Yes, they are – not much here to grab on to, Sorry not my bag!
I.R.S. Records – IRS-5797
|A1||Spirit In The Sky||3:35|
|A2||Lucky Lord Jim||2:47|
|A3||No-One Loves You When You’ve Got No Shoes||3:37|
|B2||Kettle On A Long Chain||3:00|
|B3||Miracle Of The Age||3:53|
|B4||Come On Call Me||2:35|
|B5||Smallness Of The Mustard Pot||4:07|