Sunday, August 19, 2018

Robin Goodfellow – Why Am I Waiting – Obscure UK Glam-era Pop (1973)

Robin Goodfellow – Why Am I Waiting/ Love You ‘Til Friday –Pye 45271 (UK 1973)

Robin Goodfellow was the talent behind Gideans League UK Bubblegum cracker” Hey! Did You Know You've Got Your Face on Upside Down” but also released 2 unheralded UK 70s pop singles both with a nod to Glam. I reviewed the 2nd one a few years back, you can find the review with sound here Robin Goodfellow -You Know Me Now
Now is the time to post his first solo single. Both songs are great Glam era Bowie-like concoctions often resembling Graeme Grace. The tracks feature arresting production values and arrangements, just a shame more wasn’t released…A singular British talent for sure

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

R. Black And The Rockin' V's - Such a Lovely Day – Unreleased Vanda & Young (1968)

R. Black And The Rockin' V's - Sorrowful Stoney/ Such a Lovely Day –Sunshine QK-2479 (1968 Aus)

As with The Birds based in Perth (who recorded on Clarion) who had a tenuous link to the UK Birds, Dave Rossall was from Blackpool; where Rev Black and the Rockin' Vicars (later Rockin' Vickers) were from, but formed his own Rockin' Vicars when joining The Finks upon his arrival in Australia. Interestingly 3 of the Rev. Black and The Rockin' Vicars featured then unreleased Vanda and Young compositions. The first of these, Down to The Last 500 actually fared quite well, but this follow-up sank without a trace. Such a Lovely Day only later appeared on the Easybeats Best of Volume 2 (1969) and was one the many demos recorded in Denmark Street during their UK sojourn. Such a Lovely Day is quite a faithful recreation of the Easybeats demo version and works well in a released single form. R. Black And The Rockin' V's released one more Vanda & Young composition “Walking and Talking” before splitting in 1969

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