Σάββατο, 1 Νοεμβρίου 2008

Liverpool Scene - 1969 - Bread On The Night

Liverpool Scene
Appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1969.
Liverpool Scene were known for their inspired and innovative joining together of music and poetry.
The band were suppoirted by London DJ John Peel who produced and promoted their first LP in 1968. In 1969 they went on to open for Led Zeppelin release a second LP and tour the USA. The tour of the USA inspired a third and final LP, the band split up in 1970


1. The Day We Danced At The Dole
2. The Raven
3. GBS Blues
4. The Entry Of Christ Into Liverpool
5. 64
6. Come Into The Perfumed Garden Maud
7. See the Conkering Heroine
8. Winter Poem
9. I've Got These Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack, John Mayall, Can't Fail Blues



from the alternative Liverpool band that included famous Liverpool Poet Adrian Henri. Recorded between 1968/9, these albums are an eclectic mix of pop, folk, beat poetry, and proto progressive psychedelia. Members later played with Brand X, Grimms and Plainsong,THE WAY WE LIVE ,TRACTOR ,showing the range of musical influences represented here. Produced by John Peel.

The Liverpool Scene
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, a CBS LP featuring Henri and McGough reading their work, with accompaniment by the guitarist Roberts. Liverpool DJ John Peel, who was then working on the pirate radio station Radio London, picked up on the LP and featured it on his influential late-night Perfumed Garden show. After Radio London closed down, Peel visited Liverpool and met the band; as a consequence, they were featured in session on his BBC 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. Their public performances included a 1969 tour when they opened for Led Zeppelin; they also toured the USA but did not attract much acclaim from US critics and audiences. Henri was described in performance as "bouncing thunderously and at risk to audience and fellow performers, the stage vibrating out of rhythm beneath him."[2]
The albums were:
The Incredible New Liverpool Scene (CBS 1967)
Amazing Adventures of (RCA 1968)
Bread on the night (RCA 1969)
St. Adrian & Co., Broadway and 3rd (RCA 1970)
Heirloon (RCA 1971)
There were at least 3 "best of" albums and a single Love Is/Woo-Woo.

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