and I Heard,
as I do always try to.
but Just in case you havenâ€™t,
or didnâ€™t yet,
Here to hear are the ten discs
(listed strictly alphabetically of course)
that I most urge your ears immediately uponâ€¦
1. DEBRIS Static Disposal
2. THE DOUGHBOYS Is It Now?
3. THE FREDDIE STEADY 5 Tex Pop
4. THE LICKITY-SPLITS Another Taste
of the Lickity-Splits (Lickity-Splits)
5. LOLAS Like The Sun
6. THE MODD COUPLE Daze Gone By
7. JACK PEDLER Letâ€™s Get Nervous!
8. THE SPRAGUE BROTHERS
Best of the EssBee CDâ€™s Vol. 2 (El Toro Records)
9. THE SQUIRES OF THE SUBTERRAIN & BIG BOY PETE Rock It Racket (Rocket Racket)
10. ROBIN STANLEY Chronic Empire
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who like to read as they rawk,
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Perhaps it was the most untimely demise of original dreamer Freddie Garrity. But did I really neglect to mention when last we took the virtual Ferry cross the Mersey that none other than Frank Lee Sprague – yes, he the still-taller half of those supremely rooty-rockin’ Sprague Brothers (not to mention an authentic cousin of The Man Who Invented Sixties Music Himself, I kid you not!!) — has been very busy indeed “on the side,” helping keep the meaty, big and bouncy spirit of the M-Beat alive and very thriving here in Century 21?
I hardly would’ve believed it possible myself …UNTIL, that is, I heard for my own a deceptively, disarmingly charmful little disc called Cavern, and on it some of the best, most magnificently melodic p-o-p this side of your fave rave Searchers EP of yore.
And also, here I felt I was the only lad left on the block who thought a certain P. McCartney wrote many of his best songs EVER for….. Peter and Gordon. But Frank Lee too has obviously been listening lots to “I Don’t Want To See You Again,” as well as to some of the more rough ‘n’ tumblest circa-’62 cellar sounds this side of The Big Three. When not channeling a certain Jane Asher as muse, that is.
Alas, the dank, sweaty, musty, subterraneanly homesick aura of those magic long-gone days and particularly nights beat again right there deep down in Frank Lee Sprague’s very own Cavern.
Meet you there soon?