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Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

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Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Friday, 10 February 2012

McGough & McGear (The Scaffold) 1968

Interesting period piece here from Roger McGough & Mike McGear, with an amazing list of sidemen, including Hendrix (& the Experience), Dave Mason (Traffic), Graham Nash (The Hollies), Viv Prince (The Pretty Things), Paul Samwell - Smith (The Yardbirds), Spencer Davis, Paul McCartney (McGear's older brother) & various Walker Brothers plus many more.

McGough remains one of the UK's most innovative and creative poets - I've been a big fan since school days when I discovered the Liverpool Poets anthology (also featuring Brian Patten & Adrian Henri).

(Weller fans may recognise the Liverpool poets as the inspiration for "Tonight At Noon" and the unreleased "I Want To Paint" from The Jam's "The Modern World" Era).

McGogh & McGear were two thirds of Chart Topping rock / poetry / comedy outfit "The Scaffold" (alongside John Gorman) - as such, this is a late 60s mix of psychedelic music fused with poetry readings and comic elements. If you like the Bonzo Dog Band then you will love this!!

Recorded in 1967 and released in '68 this is an impossibly rare album - even the later CD reissue is long deleted. There's a great chapter about this LP in McGough's excellent autobiography, which is well worth a read if there's a copy in your public library (as long as your local Tory Council haven't closed it yet!)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks For This Diamond Skamanc.