RICHARD TAYLOR - Beyond Vanity

RICHARD TAYLOR Beyond Vanity cd 1990
Too Little Too Late - Beyond Vanity - I've Already Said Goodbye - Roxene - What The Breeze Cried - Afraid Of Love - The Taming Of A Rainbow / Diamonds And Roses - The Loneliest Time - Comin' Home To Me / Time For Cryin' / Shake To Dance.
Produced by Richard Taylor.
R. Taylor: lead vocals, Lead & rhythm guitars, harmonica / R. DeOlivares: guitar / R. Rossbach & J. Lambert: bass & back-up vocals / J. Sines, Z. Taylor & B. Finley: drums.
"Richard Taylor is a sharp guitar player whose chunky rhythm style is as gritty as vintage Keith Richards' "
"Taylor himself possesses a flawless instinct for roadhouse rockin'. Reminiscent of a straight right hand from Marvin Hagler, the smokin' guitarmanship and sharp melodic hooks jump out and slap you right on the chin."
"An American roots rock band with a crisp and aggressive sound.
Richard Taylor is having fun, and that spirit of rock n' roll emerges."
"Nuts-and-bolts rock n' roll."
"Guitar driven' Roots Rock and alt Country/Blues twang from the East Coast.Two Guitars, Bass, and Drums, period."
"When roots rock is done right, however, like Jason & the Scorchers or Pete Berwick or Steve Earle, it's a joy to hear, molding a half-century of rock, country and blues into an invigorating elixir of sound. Add Richard Taylor to the short list of musicians who "get it" all right..." Source
"...In 1990 "Beyond Vanity" was Taylor's fifth album in the last eight years. All have been on small, independent record labels, this latest on Run Wild Records.
A carpenter on the side, Taylor joked that he "thinks music full time, but only earns part time"from it.The music bug bit him when he was 14, he said, and hasn't let go. His repertoire includes 150 to 200 songs, many unfinished, that he works on during "dry" spells." Source
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WILKO JOHNSON - Ice On The Motorway

WILKO JOHNSON Ice On The Motorway lp 1980
Bottle Up And Go / Cairo Blues / Down By The Waterside / Ice On The Motorway / Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window / Leave My Woman Alone / When I'm Gone / All Right / Keep It Out Of Sight / Long Tall Texan / The Whammy / Back In The Night* / She Does It Right*.
*Free single given with the album.
Produced by W. Johnson
W. Johnson: vocals, guitar / R. Strutter: bass, vocals / A. Bines: drums, vocals / M. Gallagher: keyboards.
Wilko Johnson (born John Wilkinson, 12 July 1947, Canvey Island, Essex) is an English guitarist and songwriter, particularly associated with the UK rhythm and blues band Dr. Feelgood in the 1970s.
W. Johnson played in several local groups before moving to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne to study English. After graduating, he travelled overland to India, before returning to Essex to play with the Pigboy Charlie Band, which evolved into Dr. Feelgood: a mainstay of the 1970s pub rock movement.
Wilko J. developed his own style, coupling a choppy guitar style with a novel dress sense (he favoured a black suit and a highly unfashionable, unpopular and unique pudding bowl haircut) and jerky movements.
Wilko J. plays a vintage Fender Telecaster without using a pick, something that enables him to play rhythm guitar and riffs or solos at the same time, resulting in a highly percussive guitar style. Another reason for his unique style is that he is naturally left-handed, but plays guitar right-handed. His style - which allowed him to move around abruptly on stage with the jerky movements of an automaton without the fear of losing his pick - evolved from a failed attempt to copy Mick Green of Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, a guitarist he admired. During mid-song guitar breaks he would frequently wander across the stage and cut in front of the singer (usually playing a harmonica) with the aid of the longest guitar lead in British rock music (precise length unknown) from his amplifier. He maintained this style even after leaving Dr. Feelgood.
His style formed the essential force behind Dr. Feelgood during their initial years, including the band's first four albums, "Down by the Jetty", "Malpractice", "Stupidity" and "Sneakin' Suspicion", all released between 1975 and 1977. Wilko J. had a cult following amongst fans of the four-piece band, helped by some electrifying stage performance during their extensive UK and north European touring of that period.[citation needed] The live album, Stupidity, reached number one in the UK Albums Chart, but although Johnson played on Dr. Feelgood's first 5 single releases, including "Roxette" and "Back in the Night", the only single to chart during his membership of the band was "Sneakin' Suspicion". He left the band in April 1977, following disagreements over the tracks to be included in the "Sneakin' Suspicion" album.

In 1977, he was a founding member of the Solid Senders; with keyboardist John Potter, bassist Steve Lewins, and drummer Alan Platt. They signed to Virgin in 1978 and released the album, "Solid Senders" that year. The Wilko Johnson Band played at the 'Front Row Festival', a three-week even In early 1981, Johnson released his second album, "Ice on the Motorway", and two years later issued the EP "Bottle Up and Go!" with Lew Lewis; several small-scale LPs, mostly for European record labels, followed over the 1980s: 1984's "Pull the Cover", 1985's "Watch Out! (Live In London)", 1987's "Call It What You Want", and 1988's "Barbed Wire Blues".
In 1992 Wilko J. appeared at the Eurockéennes music festival, and the following year at GuilFest.
In 1998, Johnson finally had the opportunity to release another album, "Going Back Home" for Mystic. Johnson began to cut back on his concert appearances in 1999, but still found the wherewithal to cut "Don't Let Your Daddy Know" (Live in Japan 2000) the following year.
The studio album "Red Hot Rocking Blues" was released in 2005.

This contained covers of classics by the likes of Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Sonny Boy Williamson and Leadbelly.
Throughout 2005 and 2006 the band teamed up with The Hamsters and John Otway to take part in the The Mad, the Bad & the Dangerous tour. He played Club Bang Bang at the 100 Club on 6 October 2006. Wilko J. continues to play live throughout the UK, Europe and Japan. In London he performs twice a year at the 100 Club.
He appeared in the film "Oil City Confidential" (2009), where he related his memories of Canvey Island and Dr. Feelgood. Wikipedia
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THE INMATES - In The Heat Of The Night EP

THE INMATES In The Heat Of The Night EP cd EP 1998
(I Thought I Heard A) Heartbeat / Shape I'm In / Hey Landlord.
Produced by Pat Collier.
Recorded live in "Le Plan", France, April 1998
The Inmates: B. Donnelly: bass / E. Edwards: drums / B. Hurley: vocals, harmonica / T. Oliver: guitars, vocals / P. Gunn: guitar, vocals.

In 1998 The Inmates was touring in France . They recorded "In The heat Of The Night", their second official live album (the first with Bill Hurley on vocals) at "Le Plan" (in the of Paris) in April 1998. "In The Heat Of the Night" is a good live album: it's pub rock played at his high level !!!
The french version on Last Call Records contains fifteen tunes but a free cd EP with three more songs was offered in the shops. This three songs can be found on the japanese version.
Thanks to Hervé !


HIGHSCHOOL HELLCATS - Last Train To Actionville

HIGHSCHOOL HELLCATS Last Train To Actionville cd 2000
Andy McCoy / Crazy Sixteen In Love / Southbound Train / For Your Love / I Saw You Leavin' (With The Hippies) / Rock 'n' Roll.
Produced by The Cats & M. Borg.
Highschool Hellcats: Johnny The Fox: vox / L. Gaston: guitar & backing vox / C. Cannonball: bass & backing vox / V. Vega: percussion & backing vox / P. The Beat: drums & backing vox / D. McCoy: guitar & backing vox.
If "High School Hellcats" is an American black-and-white 1958 film about a high school girl gang, The Highschool Hellcats are swedish gang in love with the New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks, real rock'n'roll and loud guitars !!!
Savage !!!
A very good mini album full of that rock we love so much here at SOTD and who does not want to hear a band that has a song entitled "Andy McCoy" ?
Tanks to Frankie for making me discover this band !
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MANNISH BOYS - Penetration Sensation

MANNISH BOYS Penetration Sensation mini lp 1985
Penetration Sensation° / We Got A Right° / Final Solution° / I Want You You* / Black 'n' Red* / Crawlin' Out The Womb* / Bed 'n' Bored*.
A side recorded Woodside studios, Monmouth, Wales, june 1985
B side recorded live in Geneva, oct 1985
Mannish Boys: Honest J. Plain: guitar, vocals / Gass Wild: lead vocals, guitar / R. Sokkitoem: drums / S. Seror: drums* / P. Bradbrook: bass°
"...I then joined a band called Mannish Boys and we went to America. Jo Jo Laine who was the wife of Denny Laine of Wings was our manager. She took us to America and got us a deal with Tamla Mowtown. They put us in the studio and we did some recordings with the Stones’ producer. They were pretty good recordings and Tamla Mowtown loved it because they were looking for a rock band until we walked into the office and they realised we were white! Jo Jo hadn’t told them that we were white and so we were immediately sacked by Tamla Mowtown because we weren’t black. The guy who was singing, Gass Wild could have been a black guy; they wanted a black rock'n'roll band and she didn’t let them know that we weren’t. We were on loads of money, having a really good time doing these recordings. We did some good tracks and it got to the stage where we actually went into to sign a major deal, my first time ever. We were that close to getting half a million.

- The album was actually released as a limited edition album "Penetration Sensation" with some studio and some live recordings?
The reason that happened was that I was touring with the guys who used to be in the Barracudas, a band called the Fortunate Sons. We played this gig and this bloke who was a massive Boys fan saw us and came up and said in broken English "Do you remember me?" and I did. He had put the Boys on at Annecy and it was the time we had driven from Calais to Annecy and we gone through blizzards and the lot. Jack and I drank a bottle of scotch and Jack was so pissed it was the only gig he ever messed up and he never forgave himself. Anyway this guy asked me what I was doing and I told him that I was doing it for a holiday and a bit of fun. I told him that I was with the Mannish Boys and he recorded a live set in Geneva and put the album out with some studio tapes we’d done as well..." Interview of Honest John Plain (23 August 2000) by Steve Metcalfe (UK Boys site)
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THE CRYBABYS - What Kind Of Rock 'n' Roll ?

THE CRYBABYS What Kind Of Rock 'n' Roll ? 2xcd 2003
CD 1: I Ain't Your Crybaby (Boo Hoo) / Lightning Strikes / Thin Ice (Don't Ever Coz It Wouldn't Be Clever) / No Justice In Love /
Crawling Over Your Doormat / Sad Souvenir / Hijack Your Heart / Who Were You Thinking Of* / Li'l Miss Paradise / Operator* /
Black Train* / Fucked Up / What Kind of Rock 'n' Roll ?
CD 2: Where Have All the Good Girls Gone ? / You Don't Have to Wear Boots to Be a Cowboy (But You've Gotta Leave Your Horse Outside) / This Is What We Want / She Didn't Like Rock and Roll / Remember to Forget / Lovin' What's Left / Go Go Girl / Money / European Girls / Too Hot to Last / When You Leave Me Baby, Can I Come Too / Where Have All the Good Girls Gone ? (single version)° / Letter (live)° / Crimson And Clover (live)° / Walking the Dog (live)°. °Bonus tracks
Recorded at Airwave Studios & Greenhouse Studios, London, England between 1990 & 1991.
Live tracks recorded at Villa Nellcote, France, 1991.
THE CRYBABYS: H. J. Plain: guitars / D. Bath: vocals, guitar / J. Cooper & M. Duncan: bass / R. Rushton: drums, percussion
+ V. Ritchie: drums & Jools: bass on*.
The Crybabys' main claim to fame is that they are led by Honest John Plain, who once was guitarist for the Boys. They play good-time rock & roll with a drunk and woozy feeling that places them in the same ballpark as such other fine, long-haired, bandanna-sporting bands as Dogs d'Amour and the Rock City Angels. This collection on Castle compiles the Crybabys' first record, 1990's "Where Have All the Good Girls Gone", which featured songs like "Hijack Your Heart," "Crawling Over Your Doorstep," and "Fucked Up," titles that pretty much speak for
themselves. Deep thought, no. Rockin' good times, yes. The second record was slated to be released in 1992, but the label didn't like it and the band never really recovered from the blow. Now, over a decade later, the record is reissued here. "What Kind of Rock 'n' Roll?" is the same kind of straight-ahead Jack Daniels-swigging rock that the first album was. Maybe the label wanted the band to sound more like Oasis. That's the story of rock & roll -- the honest, hard-working bands always get shut down by the man. Oh well, at least fans of the Crybabys' can hear it now in all of its lunkheaded glory. The disc also contains the single version of "Where Have All the Good Girls Gone" produced by lunkhead-in-arms Jim Lea of Slade and three live tracks recorded in France in 1991. Allmusic


DKT/MC5 - Live In Australia 2004

DKT/MC5 Live In Australia 2004 CD 2004
Ramblin' Rose / I Can Only Give You Everything / Sister Anne / Call Me Animal / Shakin' Street / Miss X / High School / Over And Over / Future/Now / Human Being Lawnmower / Looking at You / Teenage Lust / I Want You Right Now / Kick Out the Jams / I Believe To My Soul / Starship.
DKT/MC5: M. Davis: bass / W. Kramer: guitar, vocals / D. Thompson: drums + Brothers In Arms:
M. Arm & E. Dando: vocals / D. Tek: guitar
Limited edition album of the DKT/MC5 recorded live in Australia at the Palace, Melbourne on Friday, July 23, 2004 and at Cougee Bay Live, Sydney on Friday, July 30, 2004.
A fantastic concert with a superb sound by one of the best band in rock history...
Thanks to Mr D!



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