An afternoon of unkempt clothing, matted hair and directionless feelings channeled into a musical security blanket. As you do.
If only the David Hemmings directed film of the Earls Court gigs could see the light of day.
We’ve come a long way.Or have we? (as Hilary Mantel might say). I was looking through some old archived Argos catalogues online and was struck by how standard the offerings were throughout the decades. Just the technology changed. Home furnishings, garden accessories, tat we don’t really need. Nothing particularly radical. The same but different.
And don’t get me started on the dead end that was optical media and storage…
Heard this forgotten (by me anyway) classic on BBC London the other days. Robert Elms played it. Got to number 9 in the UK charts in 1974. Rupie Edwards has a niche record store in London now apparently.
My favourite album and musical experience of 2016 so far.