Sunday, January 10, 2010

Randy Pie & Family –Queen of Dream


Randy Pie & Family –Queen of Dream /Train Goes On –Atlantic K10248 (1972 UK issue)

Randy Pie & Family
were a bunch of Hamburgers who formed out of the ashes of The Rattles. After joining forces with Ex Rattle Achim Reichel in Propeller for the Apache Woman single (http://purepop1uk.blogspot.com/2006/12/propeller-apache-woman.html ) and the Let Us Live Together LP, Herbert Hildebrandt and Dicky Tarrach formed Randy Pie & Family.They released two singles on Atlantic before splitting and then reforming as Randy Pie on Polydor (without Hildebrandt) where they went into glossy disco Jazzy Prog mode!!!!!
Queen of Dream (where did the “S” go?) however is totally excellent. Although quite repetitive; it’s a full on crunching mantra with backing vocals which add an almost surreal Heavy Metal Doo-Wop angle over the pounding drums and chugging guitars. Much Fun and rejoicing für alle da unter...

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4 comments:

Karswell said...

Great tune for sure, and amazing back up vocals. I'm obsessed with Propeller's Apache Woman too so these guys are totally my new heroes. Thanks for posting!

Crispy32 said...

I used to have this single and it's great to hear it again. I seem to recall that the B-side, "Train Goes On" which to my ears was a head on collision between the Stones and Roger Chapman was pretty good too. Any chance of posting that one as well?

I guess I must have seen you performing back in the 70's when the Barracudas played atthe City Rock in Chelmsford. Cracking gig if memory serves!

Crispy32 said...

Have you noticed how much the guitar sound on this track is very like Mick Ronson's?

Robin Wills said...

Yep, I see what you mean...