Monday, January 18, 2010

Westland Steamboat –Born Under A Bad Sign

Westland Steamboat –Born Under A Bad Sign/Missouri Train –CBS 4756 (1970 UK)
An interesting find this one. Released in 1970 it can be seen as some sort of Doctor Feelgood precursor with those choppy Wilco Johnson/ Mick Green guitar stabs mixed in with something akin to a rockier Christie (Yellow River). There’s even a Proto Punk element to the song’s construction and a DIY/Garage feel. This is a UK production, but I didn’t immediately find anything about the band in question, although I have a single from producer Stephen Shane called Someone Who Cares on JAM. Let’s see what this posting drags up...

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Vanilla Gorilla said...

Loving it! You're spot on with the Wilco/Mick Green thing.

Anonymous said...

Uh-huh. Picked 'er up in a quaint seaside town well off the beaten track in Sweden last summer for cheapy-cheapy. The flip 'Missouri Train' is equally tasty in an early '70s Marmalade/Trems kinda way. Of their identity l know not I'm afraid.