GeneralArtists and Tracklisting
'Do It! (Again)' by Pink Fairies
The What A Bunch Of Sweeties line-up of Pink Fairies - Paul Rudolph, vocals and guitars, Duncan 'Sandy' Sanderson, bass and backing vocals, and Russell Hunter, drums and backing vocals - reunited on 11th September 2009, to re-record 'Do It!' for this CD. It was the first time in over 30 years that this line-up had recorded or even played together. Paul Rudolph had initially sent digital tracks of the vocals and guitars for Sandy and Russell to add bass and drums in a studio at a later date, but when it transpired that Paul was coming over for a vacation from Canada at the end of August, they decided to do it how they do it best, and that's LIVE, albeit live in the studio.
'A Saturday Gig' by Felix Dennis The erstwhile Oz Obscenity Trial co-defendant and now highly respected poet, has contributed 'A Saturday Gig', a poem about life on the road for a bunch of musicians just starting out in the 1960s. www.felixdennis.com/
'Rambling B(l)ack Transit Blues' by Clark-Hutchinson Andy Clark, Mick Hutchinson and Del Coverley - perhaps best known for their 1970 album A=MH2, an innovative fusion of Eastern and Western musical styles. On later albums such as Retribution and Gestalt they were responsible for some really heavy, intricate guitar influenced songs, such as 'Free To Be Stoned', 'Man's Best Friend' and 'Poison'. Their re-working of The Deviants’ 'Rambling B(l)ack Transit Blues' harks back to these early ’70s heavy blues numbers. www.myspace.com/clarkhutchinson
'Uncle Harry's Last Freakout' by Pink FA with Nik Turner Premier Pink Fairies cover band Pink FA got together to jam Pink Fairies/Deviants numbers in the autumn of 2001 and adopted the name Pink FA which had been suggested by Nik Turner. The following year the band was up and rocking. After much rehearsal, they made their eagerly awaited debut in June 2004. When it came it was explosive, with Nik Turner guesting for the last few ear-splitting classics. Terry Ollis (drums) was added whenever possible. This twin drummer line-up was first aired at the Keep it Together book launch party in December 2007. Five months later, at a follow-up celebration, Nik joined Pink FA for a storming second half of the set which included 'Uncle Harry's Last Freakout'. www.myspace.com/nikturner, www.nikturner.com/
'People Call You Crazy' by John Sinclair with Slim Tim Slide and George Butler Blues afficianado, former MC5 manager, White Panther Party founder and underground cause celebre for John Lennon and Yoko Ono, John Sinclair meets long time Ladbroke Grove muso and Dirty Strangers' drummer George Butler (also ex-Deviants, Pink Fairies,Lightning Raiders etc. etc.) and amazing slide guitarist Slim Tim Slide for 'People Call You Crazy'. The original version was on Mick Farren’s 1978 solo album Vampires Stole My Lunch Money. www.myspace.com/johnsinclairradio, www.myspace.com/slimtimslide, www.myspace.com/dirtystrangersw12
'Half Price Drinks' by John Perry, Adrian Shaw and Rod Goodway John Perry, Only Ones guitarist and fellow Magic Muscle alumni, Rod Goodway and Adrian Shaw (also ex-Hawkwind) have reprised another track from Vampires Stole My Lunch Money and recorded a brilliant version of 'Half Price Drinks', replete with mellotron. www.myspace.com/johnmperry, www.myspace.com/rodgoodwayadrianshaw
'Say You Love Me' by Captain Sensible Captain and fellow Damned member Monty Oxymoron have recorded a barnstorming version of Pink Fairies' 'Say You Love Me' - an all time favourite of his from Never Never Land. There's enough deference to the Fairies for it to remain close to the original, but the Captain's own trademark style gives it a psychedelic punk edge all of its own - there's a great "freakout jam" at the end too. www.myspace.com/thecaptainsensible, www.officialdamned.com
Teenage Rebel’ by Scabies-James Brian James and Rat Scabies, founder members of the Damned, have recorded their own take on 'Teenage Rebel' from Pink Fairies debut album, Never Never Land. If you thought the energy levels were at max on the original just wait until you cop the distortion guitar and bludgeoning drums on this re-make – Think Pink Fairies, the Damned, Motörhead, MC5 and Stooges all rolled into one and then some! www.myspace.com/scabiesandjames
'Somewhere To Go' by Darryl Read Read was in late '60s early '70s underground / proto-punk band Crushed Butler with Jesse Hector (later of Hammersmith Gorillas) and has since collaborated with too many people to mention all of them here. But, Terry Stamp, the guitarist of another pre-punk outift from the early 1970s, Third World War, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, and erstwhile Sex Pistols producer the late Dave Goodman (no relation to Boss) are a few of them. Darryl's upped the tempo a bit and given it the "full-out punk style DR" on a version of The Deviants' 'Somewhere To Go'. www.darrylread.com/darrylread.html, http://www.myspace.com/darrylread
Portobello Shuffle' by The Wilko Johnson Band The original Feelgooder, assisted by Blockhead Norman Watt-Roy, does ‘Portobello Shuffle’ as you’ve never heard it before - distilled it into 4 1/2 minutes of classic inimitable Wilko Johnson style rhythm and blues with a chugging ska-like riff to boot - brilliant stuff! www.myspace.com/wilkojohnson
I Wish I Was A Girl' by Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby This renowned husband and wife duo utilise acoustic guitar, organ, electric 12-string guitar and symphonic piano to create a brilliant, shimmering psychedelic cover version of this Larry Wallis song off the Pink Fairies’ third album Kings of Oblivion. www.myspace.com/wrecklesseric
'Baby Pink' by Farren, Colquhoun and Taylor Mick Farren and Andy Colquhoun have written a brand new track called 'Baby Pink'. A mournful, reflective number, Colquhoun's lead guitar lends itself well to Farren's mysterious, but equally cryptic, stanza about the eponymous 'Baby Pink'. Deviants nuclei Farren and Colquhoun are joined by occasional Deviants' collaborator and ex-Motörhead drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor on drums, W.A.S.P. bassist Chris Holmes and Skylaire Alfvegren on backing vocals. http://doc40.blogspot.com/, www.andycolquhoun.com/, www.myspace.com/philthyoriginal
'Metamorphosis Exploration On Deviation Street Jam' byJello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine An epic 18 minute version of The Deviants' 'Metamorphosis Exploration' complete with a new spoken word reflection called 'On Deviation Street' written by Jello specially for this CD. Recorded during sessions for Jello and GSoM's acclaimed 2009 album Audacity of Hype. www.myspace.com/jellobiafraandthegsm
‘He's The Boss’ by Larry Wallis Larry Wallis, Pink Fairies guitarist from Kings of Oblivion era onwards through various reformations etc has recorded a paen to Boss Goodman called ‘He's The Boss’. Lyrics replete with typical Lazza Wallis sense of humour and blistering guitarwork will make this an indispensable addition to any Fairy fans' collection. www.myspace.com/thelegendarypinkfairies
'Big Boss Man' by Felix Dennis The erstwhile Oz street seller and now publishing magnate in his own right rounds things off in style, and not a little irony, with a great version of 'Big Boss Man' recorded live at The Mustique Blues Festival in 2001. www.felixdennis.com/
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About me:Mick Farren and Fairy Friends, that is Pink Fairies rhythm section, Russell Hunter on drums, Duncan Sanderson on bass, with Slim Tim Slide on guitar, Judge Trev on guitar, Gregg McKella on clarinet and effects, Jaki Windmill on percussion and Honkin' Stu on blues harp, performing 'Song of the Hired Guns' (Farren) at The Real Music Club, Greenhouse Effect, Hove, Brighton, 3rd October 2009.
Both the Deviants and Pink Fairies have been regarded as spiritual cousins to the likes of their transatlantic counterparts The Stooges and MC5, and indeed were influential on a number of key figures in the emergent London punk scene of the 1970s, such as Brian James, Captain Sensible, Tony James, and John Lydon to name a few..
Generally regarded as the fourth member of the Pink Fairies (or fifth, depending on which line-up), Boss was the put-upon, long-serving, long-suffering roadie for the the Deviants and then road manager for the Pink Fairies. From 1973 to the mid-1980s he was a DJ at, and was also responsible for booking bands at London's famous Dingwalls Dancehall in Camden Lock. After working at the Town & Country Club music venue for a number of years, he became head chef at The Portobello Gold on Portobello Road in London and continued to be a DJ with a residency at the legendary 100 Club on London's Oxford Street.
In March 2006, he suffered a serious stroke, and although he has made significant progress on his road to recovery it is unlikely that he will work regularly as a DJ or chef again....
Away With The Fairies will feature exclusive material performed by original members of these bands as well as a stellar cast of other figures from the British and American underground and punk scenes of the 60s and 70s. It will also include contributions by more recent bands who the Fairies have influenced.. ..
This CD will be a fitting testimonial to Boss Goodman and everyone who ever graced the ranks of the Deviants and Pink Fairies. Keep it together!
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Having emerged in an era when many of their contemporaries were espousing the ethos of love, peace and flower power, the Deviants were something of an anomaly even in the 1960s. Way ahead of their time, the band's politically motivated frontman Mick Farren was a self-proclaimed militant who wrote savage indictments about society, the evils of consumerism, looting supermarkets, and inner-city riots.
After Farren's departure in 1969 the rest of the band evolved into the Pink Fairies. Along with fellow Ladbroke Grove contemporaries Hawkwind, the Pink Fairies had a reputation for playing free-festivals and community benefits, and a voracious appetite for drugs. They too, like the Deviants were forerunners of punk by a number of years, and even if not always recognised, their influence can be seen in subsequent generations of punk and metal bands. But, like the MC5, their spiritual brothers from the States, the Pink Fairies never really achieved the success they should have done at the time. It could be argued that they snatched defeat form the jaws of voctory on more than one occasion, but their inimitable brand of cosmic boogie, street politics and anarchic, hard-hitting rock'n'roll has ensured the cult status they enjoy today is fully deserved.
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