Music today has been the wonderful Stackridge album, The Man in the Bowler Hat (1973), produced by George Martin. They live somewhere between The Beatles, 10cc, XTC, occasionally Sparks, and then add a touch of prog and a slice of folk with great melodies and creative lyric writing. I saw them live once (I think with Dare) at Liverpool Stadium in the seventies. Eddie John, Noctorum, MOAT, Afridi/Willson-Piper, and Space Summit drummer, played with Stackridge in the later years. You may know The Korgis who grew out of Stackridge and had a hit with the song Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime, (1980) covered by Beck, Richard Thompson, The Dream Academy, Yazz, Army of Lovers, The King’s Singers, Zucchero and Vanessa Carlton and the 40-piece Cantamus Girls Choir.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.