Monday, October 24, 2022

Kevin Buckingham – Take Me Back - Obscure Aussie Chugger (70s)

Kevin Buckingham – Paradise/Take Me Back – MA 7218- Self Release (AUS  70s)

Here’s a totally obscure Aussie release that was worth uncovering. First thoughts it sounds Welsh, well it’s got that Dave Edmunds chug doing on as well as a melodic Glam overlay reminding of another Welsh combo, The James Hogg Band (Everybody Smile).  Albatross’s Rock and Roll Boogie Man also come to mind. 

Although it has low production values, the performance really cooks and features not 1, nor 2, but 3 lead breaks!

Update: Kevin Buckingham was the guitarist for Melbourne-based band Dave and the Derros.

The A side is pleasant 70s Pop, a bit like a rural Pilot.

Kevin – where are you and do you have a better condition copy?

Hear a full version of Take Me Back


Anonymous said...

Hi Robin Kevin Buckingham, that record was done in 1978 in a room at my house on a National 4 track Reel to Reel 2 old drums, a $100 guitar and no amp. Everything plugged into the 4track.And I know it sounds like it. Where did you get that from? Cheers Kevin Buckingham..

Robin Wills said...

Hi Kevin, Thanks for getting in touch. Fascinating that it was recorded DI into the 4 track, a very individual sound. Do you happen to know how many were pressed? I collector friend in Melbourne found it and sent it to me. Do you have any more copies (mine is a bit crackly)