Monday, August 09, 2010

Sunchariot –Firewater


Sunchariot –Firewater/The Only Girl I Knew –Decca F13407 (1973 UK)
Firewater is yet another example of White Man empathizing with the plight of the Red Skin in crushed velvet flares and platform boots. More Po-faced than the Garnets, Abacus or Johnny Dick, Firewater can’t help but end up a very daft venture despite its intentions. It sounds like Sunchariot actually believed what they were singing and secretly wished they were XIT whilst recording this. OK, the track shares a similarity in the pounding department with Abacus’s Indian Dancer, but is more of a straight rock affair. However THINGS develop as the track progresses...to keep our throats from getting dry...heya heya heya...Once the mass tribe vocals enter the fray around the two minute mark-it all goes NUTS...just lay on the Peyote and put your trust in Producer Robert Danova as he attempts to outdo Thief of Baghdad(Sting) in the vocal arrangement department...Moronic? Yes, but good fun!

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9 comments:

duck_stab said...

I'm expecting a Glitter From The Reservation comp CDin time for WFMU. Get on it!

Rich said...

That sounds familiar!

Good to meet you Sunday Robin - hope Kings Cross was worth the trip.

Purepop said...

Ha...Thank you for reminding I had the single in the first place! I have thought of more in this "sub genre"...more soon -circle your wagons!

pooka said...

I was actually wondering why still no Sunchariot here! Nice little band!

Hubba Zoot said...

Love it!

CJ - The Monkey said...

My father was the lead singer of Sunchariot, and we were very interested to find this online. Just one thing, Thief Of Baghdad was also by Sunchariot in a previous guise - "Sting" :)

Purepop said...

Hi
I just love it when things make sense. I have all three Sunchariot singles and both Sting singles. I don't believe the Sting singles even came out in the UK...I have reviewed Thief of Baghdad elsewhere on the blog...Give me best to your dad
Robin

Charlotte Dare said...

My dad was the drummer of Sunchariot and Sting, while my godfather was the guitarist of both as well! It is amazing to see this blog and some great words about the bands - long live their legends!!

Anonymous said...

i saw the Sunchariot live Hemel Hempstead uk Herts when they supported Glam Rockers the Sweet 73 Sunchariot were a good hard Rock band as i Remember!