Σάββατο, 1 Νοεμβρίου 2008

Liverpool Scene - 1968 - Amazing Adventures Of (UK psych)

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This was as much a mixed media project as a group comprised of leading Liverpool musicians and poets. Their act and songs were full of satirical humour. Their debut 45, Son Son, basically consisted of an inquisitive child asking a parent all the questions one doesn't want to be asked. John Peel soon became a fan and they were a popular band on the underground circuit - their reputation being aided by an acclaimed appearance at the 1969 Isle Of Wight Festival. Of their albums, the second was the best but overall their music rarely matched the quality of their lyrics.
Roberts left in the early seventies to help form Plainsong and also put out some solo albums. Hart embarked on a solo career. Roberts and Henri later played together with McGough in Grimms

The Liverpool Scene was a poetry band which included Adrian Henri, Andy Roberts, Mike Evans, Mike Hart, Percy Jones and Brian Dodson. It grew out of the success of The Incredible New Liverpool Scene. Their first LP featured Henri and Roger McGough reading their work. John Peel, who was then working on the pirate Radio London, picked up on the LP and featured it on his Perfumed Garden show. After Radio London closed down, Peel visited Liverpool and met the band. They were featured in session on his Top Gear and Night Ride shows, and in 1968 he produced their first LP. Four LPs were issued with Henri's poetry heavily featured. Despite Peel's support the albums achieved little success, although the band did become popular on the UK university and college circuit, including a 1969 tour supporting Led Zeppelin. This is their second and last single

Andy Roberts (guitar, vocals, accordion, harmonica, penny whistle),
Adrian Henri (vocals),
Mike Evans (tenor and alto sax, guitar, vocals),
Mike Hart (guitar, vocals, 1968),
Percy Jones (bass, harmonica),
Brian Dodson (drums, 1967-69),
Pete Clark (drums, 1969-70),
Frank Garrett (drums, 1970)

The Liverpool Scene
The Liverpool Scene was a poetry band, formed around 1967, which included Adrian Henri, Andy Roberts, Mike Evans, Mike Hart (ex Liverpool Roadrunners),[2] Percy Jones and Brian Dodson. Four LPs were issued with Henri's poetry heavily featured. The first one was produced by Liverpool DJ John Peel, who was then working on the pirate radio station Radio London. Despite his support, the album achieved little success, as did the other three. Public performances by the band included a (financially unsuccessful) 1969 tour[2] when they opened for Led Zeppelin. Henri was described in performance as "bouncing thunderously and at risk to audience and fellow performers, the stage vibrating out of rhythm beneath him." [1] The Liverpool Scene disbanded in April 1970.[2]
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

ALBUMS:
1 INCREDIBLE NEW LIVERPOOL SCENE
(CBS 63045) 1967 SC
2 AMAZING ADVENTURES OF
(RCA SF 7995) 1968
3 BREAD ON THE NIGHT
(RCA SF 8057)1969
4 ST ADRIAN CO. BROADWAY AND 3RD
(RCA SF 8100) 1969
5 HEIRLOOM(rarities and outtakes)
(RCA SF 8134) 1970
6 RECOLLECTIONS (Compilation)
(Charisma CS 3) 1972
45s:
1Son Son/Baby(RCA RCA 1762)1968
2The Woo-Woo/Love Is(RCA RCA 1816)1969
(Vernon Joynson's ~the tapestry of delights)

From The marvellous http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/ we found this article below :



Stuart Godfrey recollects. I remember very clearly seeing Liverpool Scene at the Bath Festival in 1969 and they were BRILLIANT - even in the exalted company of Led Zeppelin, John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, Roy Harper, The Nice (to name but a few) they really got the festival buzzing - Adrian Henri was an amazing front-man who very nearly wrecked the stage with some ill-advised leaps (he was a big guy). Less clearly I seem to recall they had a guitarist name of Andy Roberts??? who made some pretty strong solo albums.
I did get to meet Adrian Henri and Roger McCough at a poetry reading in Hereford and they were really nice guys; Henri had this uncanny ability of balancing one full beer-mug on his belly while downing another. As a thin guy, I found this very impressive.Ah, memories...Stuart (thanx too)

June 28th 1969 Liverpool Scene.

Enjoy! part.1 & part.2

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Ανώνυμος είπε...

Χαίρε
Οι Liverpool Scene ήταν απίστευτοι!!
Αυτό το ποιημα/ιντερμετζο/σχολιο/
Amazing Adventures of Che ειναι συγκλονιστικό. Ενα απο τα πιο πολιτικοποιημένα άλμπουμ σε συσκευασία "κοιτάξτε τις φατσούλες μας".
Σε ευχαριστώ

BlackCatBone είπε...

Δεν έχω παρά να συμφωνήσω μαζί σου!
Νασαι καλά αγπητέ ανώνυμε..

θα πρέπει να πω πως η δισκογραφιία τους ειναι μεγάλη με τις διάφορες μπάντες που σχημάτισαν μεχρι τις αρχες του '80

Σε ευχαριστώ!

Ανώνυμος είπε...

The first album "
The Incredible New Liverpool Scene" 1967: here the link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/126381635/Liverpool_Scene_-_The_incredible_new_Liverpool_Scene.zip |

Simon House

BlackCatBone είπε...

Thanx to Mr.Simon House for his gently post-link for:
"The Incredible New Liverpool Scene" 1967 The first album.
You're allways welcome...

yabanjin είπε...

Thank you thank you thank you!

ezilu είπε...

A 2 CD compilation of The Liverpool Scene, fully mastered from the original master tapes for the very first time, will be released as ESOTERIC RECORDINGS ECLEC22138 on 29th June 2009! Amongst the tracks are a number of rare and unreleased items. The release is called The Amazing Adventures of THE LIVERPOOL SCENE, and each CD runs over 79 minutes!
Dig it!

“The Scene was the conscious center of the human universe” - Gingsberg

zappahead είπε...

Ive got bread on the night so will be intersting listening to there first one.....thanks for this.