Panther â€“One Man Band/Evelyne â€“Polydor 2050 362 â€“(1975 NL)
After one unforgettable first single (see review January 15th), and a so so follow up, Frank Klunhaar AKA Pantherman seemed to have developed a serious personality disorder. He may be trying to look tough on the cover, but itâ€™s obvious that he had lost his nerve â€“the mask is gone and his claws are clipped. These lyrics say it allâ€¦
Shall I be a rainbow rider or a diver in the sea, or a lover or a fighterâ€¦
No Frank! We want you to show us your claws and bite us! One Man Band is OK and it perks up at the end with some neat backward guitar and a strange street musician interlude, but we are a long way off from the genius that was Pantherman for just one perfect single.
Click on title for soundclip of One Man Band
I have the following singles available for trading, you can contact me via email
) with titles you would like to trade. Apart from the Spiv single (Pye) and Bubbles (Decca), there are still over 70 singles I am looking for (that I know of!).
I may be putting some of these up on ebay in a couple of weeks.
All the best
(sleeves rated first)
Abacus -Indian Dancer (DEMO) York UK EX
American Jam Band-American Jam (DEMO) Parlaphone UK EX
Captain Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army -Captain Groovy…/Dark Part of My Mind (Pic sleeve) Ariola Ger EX/EX
Firebird -Two Wheels Bell UK EX
Galahad -Rocket Summer (Pic sleeve) Bell Ger EX/EX
Hector -Wired Up (DEMO) DJM UK EX
Kristine Sparkle -Hokey Cokey/ Baby I Love You Decca UK VG+
Light Fantastic -Take Me, Shake Me Blue Jean UK EX
Living Force -Ride Ride Ride/Some People Chapter 1 UK EX
Mustard -Good Time Coming EMI UK VG (slight warp)
Ning -Machine (Pic Sleeve) Decca Ger VG+/VG+
Peter D. Kelly -Rock To The Juke Box (DEMO) DJM UK EX
Rats -Turtle Dove (DEMO) Good Ear UK EX
Rubber Duckie (10CC) -A Teenager In Love (DEMO) EMI UK EX
Sensation -Black Eyed Woman/Baby (Pic Sleeve) Sirocco Fra EX/EX
Shelby -Dance With The Guitar Man (Pic Sleeve) Ariola Ger VG+/VG
Solent -My World Fell Down Decca UK EX
Yellow Bird -Attack Attack (Pic Sleeve) Ariola Ger VG/EX
Tiger â€“Crazy/Bloody Blue Monday â€“BASF 0515573-5 (1974 DK)
Not to be confused with the Tiger of I Am An Animal infamy (see entry February 16th ’07) this lot were an off shoot band formed by The Walkers drummer Poul Denhart. Tiger seem to have also released an album, as the back of the Pic sleeve says –Har du Tigers nye LP? (Well I donâ€™t, but on the basis of this single I definitely need one!). Crazy is a superb meeting of T. Rex and Chicory Tip â€“You may dig the naff synth, but you will certainly swoon to the perfect Marc Bolan impersonation and shudder to the loud HEYs. It has a strange and heavily flanged production with a charm of its own, although it plays havoc with the stereo panning. The B side is also fine, a slower 50s number again very much in T. Rex mode.
Click on title for a full version of Crazy
I picked up over 40 singles during the 2 days at the fair in Utrechtâ€¦ It was fun but pretty heavy going walking up and down the aisles for over 7 hours each day, It is really HUGE. Utrecht is a nice town and it was the first time that I had time to go beyond the station and convention centre.
This is some of the stuff I found, Iâ€™ll review a few of them over the next few weeks once theyâ€™ve been more or less digested:
Panther-One Man Band(the 3rd Pantherman single), 2 Kin Ping Meh singles, Balls â€“Fight For My Country (French Pic Sleeve), A great French Pic sleeve of Trevor Whiteâ€™s Crazy Kids, Hush EP, Old 88 (French Pic Sleeve)
Some nice German sleeves: Abacus-Indian Dancer, Captain Groovy And His Bubblegum Army, Ning â€“Machine, Yellow Bird â€“Attack Attack, Tiger â€“Crazy, Shelby, Smoke, Crash Brothers, Galahad â€“Rocket Summer etcâ€¦
More Dutch stuff including Peter And The Rockets (including Angeline sung in French, Heart, Left Side, The Ball, Blue Planet, Cardinal Point (the fab Grand Pretender!!!), Lemming, Melody â€“Stepping Stone, Cherrie Vangelder-Smith, Smyle, Catapult, Little Sammy Gaha (Thanks Jos), Bloom (great Power Pop from â€™76) and moreâ€¦
Yes, it’s definitely the best record fair I’ve ever been to, so I’m flying out at 6:35am to get there for the early entry. With two full days at the fair I’m bound to come back with some choice goodies and more stuff to write about and share!
I’ll try and report back on Sunday evening…