Tailor Made Babe Turn Over The Soil Jack Rabbit Keep The Motor Running Pendulum Don't Torture Your Mind Hong Kong Blues Rock Bottom Cinder Woman Of The Green Lantern Karen Train Blues Cocaine The revised line-up was well-received on the tour but it wasn't the same anymore.
Malcolm says; "We found another drummer but of course he was no replacement for Bugsy and the band split in May That's when I went to Germany with my German fiancee Ulrike, learned the lingo and stayed". Roger Hill was enlisted by former Move front-man Carl Wayne to join his new backing group known as 'Mongrel' but tours proposed for the line-up never materialized.
Roy Wood later recruited most of the band to form his own chart-topping 'Wizzard'. Roger then re-joined his former band-mate Dave Pegg as part of the Fairport Convention line-up for a tour of the U. He later embarked on a long career as a jazz guitarist to which his talent was well suited. In later years, he formed his own 'Roger Hill Band' with whom he performed around the Birmingham area. Roger Hill passed away at age 66 in November , Alan Eastwood continued to work in the music business and spent his later years in London where he lived until his death from heart failure on October 25, Newer Post Older Post Home.
Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. After recording a couple of singles with the band, the pair decided to strike out on their own. Neither single did anything commercially and CBS promptly dropped the trio from its recording roster. Luckily they were picked up by the London-base President label which released a couple of interesting non-LP singles:.
Again the singles did little commercially, but President Records had sufficient confidence in the band to finance an album - 's " The Exceptional Exception ". Produced by Roger Bolton, Marv Holtzman and Ed Kessner, by the time the band got around to recording their debut bassist Pegg was long gone - initially replaced by John Rowland who was then replaced by Malcolm Garner.
The album also showed a fourth member of the lineup - the anonymous "Steve" who was credited with vocals, sax and keyboards. With Eastwood credited with the majority of the twelve tracks, to my ears the album sounded like a compilation of material that had been previously recorded with a couple of newer efforts thrown in. That's not meant as a criticism since the overall album was quite enjoyable.
Cocaine' reflected their ongoing love of blues. Personally I would have opted for a little less blues and a little more pop and rock Musically it must have sounded quite dated - far more than but in hindsight that didn't detract from it's enjoyment factor.
Roger Hill's fragile guitar solo was also interesting, though you were left to wonder if he was actually going to be able to actually get through the song without breaking his fingers.Tailor Made Babe/Turn Over The Soil (President PT ) ; Jack Rabbit/Keep The Motor Running (President PT ) ; Pendulum/Don't Torture Your Mind (President PT ) ; Album: The Exceptional Exception (President PTLS )