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Number 57

The Bunch - Rock On (Island ILPS9189) In 1971, British folk rock had pretty much established itself with bands like Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and Fotheringay, who between them produced a stack of classic albums. With Trevor Lucas at the helm, a bunch of these folk rockers decided to get...

Number 56

Jonathan Kelly - Wait Till They Change the Backdrop (RCA SF8353) For the growing circle of fans of Jonathan Kelly, who in 1973 were still busy wearing out copies of the Irish singer's debut LP Twice Around the Houses, this follow up album, once again on the RCA label, was eagerly anticipated. The...

Number 217 - 25.02.12

Goldrush - Rosco Levee (Final Approach to Home) Dirty Sunday - Miss Quincy (Like the Devil Does) Your Hero - Scotty Alan (Wreck and the Mess) Serotiny (Many Our Music) - Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer (Seed of a Pine) Golden Grey - Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer (Seed of a Pine) One More Day - The Albion...

Number 55

Arlo Guthrie -Runing Down the Road (Reprise RSLP6346) I first became aware of Arlo Guthrie when Alice's Restaurant came to play at our local Arts Centre in Doncaster (now re-named The Civic Theatre), sharing a double bill with Spike Milligan's The Bed Sitting Room. I was about 14. All my heroes...

Number 216 - 19.02.12

Ghostbird - Amanda Shires (Carrying Lightning) Forget the Diamonds - Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer (Seed of a Pine) My Time Is Nearly Over - Gren Bartley (Songs to Scythe Back the Overgrown) The Tallest Tree - O'Hooley and Tidow (The Fragile) Mein Deern - O'Hooley and Tidow (The Fragile) There For Me...

Number 54

Don Mclean - American Pie (United Artists UAS29285) With Don Mclean picking up a lifetime achievement award at last weeks BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, it reminded me once again to flick the dust off this 1971 LP, which contains two outstanding and highly memorable songs, the title cut American Pie and...

Number 215 - 12.02.12

Roll Over Vaughan Williams - The Albion Band (The Vice of the People) Big Love - Jim Moray (Skulk) The Garden - Ruth Moody (The Garden) Within Without You - Ruth Moody (The Garden) Travellin' Shoes - Ruth Moody (The Garden) Closer Now - Ruth Moody (The Garden) American Pie - Don Mclean (American...

Number 53

Dr Feelgood - Malpractice (United Artists UAS29880) Malpractice was the second album released by Dr Feelgood in October 1975. Arriving on the scene as an antidote to early 1970s Prog Rock, well before punk came along, the band’s very appearance, short hair, drainpipe trousers, saw the writing on...

Number 214 - 05.02.12

Hold Your Head Up - Argent (All Together Now) The Weavers Answer - Family (Family Entertainment) Love Like a Man - Ten Years After (Cricklewood Green) Top Cat - Bowden and Williamson (Right Band, Wrong Planet) The Mighty Incinerator - Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces (EP) Giddy Up a Ding Dong -...

Number 52

Wishbone Ash - Argus (MCA MDKS8006) The much anticipated third LP release from Wishbone Ash came with a good deal of expectation in 1972. It didn't disappoint, in fact not only was it considered the finest album by the band so far, it is still considered their finest work forty years on. Martin...

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