Label: Epic - LN 24336 • Format: Vinyl LP, Mono, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Non-Music, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Poetry
The band were ahead of their time, wonderfully weaving together music, poetry and satirical humour. Liverpool Scene were absolutely brilliant live and were one of the busiest bands in the country and a huge favourite of college audiences. The band broke up in Andy accepted an offer to study law at Liverpool University, almost immediately bumping into Roger McGough at a bookshop as soon as he got there. It just took off from there. Within a couple of months I was doing poetry events at The Cavern and playing with a band at the University.
There was loads going on. Roger had to drop out of the The Day Before Yesterday - Adrian Henri & Roger McGough - The Incredible New Liverpool Scene gigs The Scaffoldleaving Andy to suggest to the charismatic Adrian Henri that all they needed was a bassist and drummer to become a bona fide band.
He also nominally produced their first full-band album, Amazing Adventures Of… RCA,in a recording deal secured by their new manager Sandy Roberton — a key figure in the careers of many now legendary acts at Colorado Strings - Scuola Furano - Tribute EP progressive ends of folk and rock music of the time.
With a British audience, given this poetry and a band that were never rehearsed, we got away with it through being so different and [through] our verve Try A Little Tenderness - Ray Conniff And The Singers - Love Affair irreverence.
None of which worked in America. Many of the included tracks have never been available on CD before, others have been meticulously remastered from the original master tapes from 40 years ago. This release has been made possible with the co-operation of the original members of the band and Adrian's estate. Remastered from vinyl, it's nice to have this material without The Day Before Yesterday - Adrian Henri & Roger McGough - The Incredible New Liverpool Scene crackles and clicks The Official post break-up 'Best of' album, comprising of material already recorded and in the archive.
Contains Adrian's beautiful poem 'Love is'. Pete Clark replaced Brian Dodson on Drums. Side 2 recorded live at Warrick University. Mike Hart had left before recording began for this album. The cover shows the regulars outside O'Conners Tavern in Liverpool, the band's home venue. Basically it was the creature of its landlord, Jimmy Moore, the big fella on the cover. A pretty utilitarian drinking hole, but large, with a good sized upstairs room which we took over for poetry and music sessions on Wednesdays.
The downstairs was lit with orange bulbs, lending a curious ambience to the experience. The beginning! Brian Patten didn't make it to the album Lyrics to Andy's Music. The Liverpool Scene. Pink Floyd. Iain Matthews. Hank Wangford. Roy Harper. Yellow Dog. The Singing Playwrights.
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