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Greasy Truckers Party [Live, Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 Oct 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Live, Box set
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000VKL8NM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,299 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Spunk Rock (Live)Man22:23Album Only
Listen  2. Many Are Called, But Few Get Up (Live)Man10:13Album Only
Listen  3. Angel Easy (Live)Man 5:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Bananas (Early Instrumental Version; Live)Man 7:04Album Only
Listen  5. Romaine (Live)Man11:29Album Only


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Intro (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 1:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Country Girl (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. One More Day (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Unknown Number (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. She's Got To Be Real (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Home Work (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Nervous On The Road (But Can't Stay At Home) (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 5:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Range War (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Silver Pistol (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Going Down The Road (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 6:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Midnight Train (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Private Number (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. It's Just My Way Of Saying Thank You (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 6:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Wonder Woman (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I'm Ahead If I Can Quit While I'm Behind (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Surrender To The Rhythm (Live)Brinsley Schwarz 4:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Music Belongs To The People (Live)Magic Michael 9:450.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Announcement/Apology (Live)Hawkwind 1:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. This Is Your Captain Speaking (Breakdown) (Live)Hawkwind 1:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. This Is Your Captain Speaking (Live)Hawkwind 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. You Shouldn't Do That (Live)Hawkwind10:06Album Only
Listen  5. The Awakening (Live)Hawkwind 7:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Master of the Universe (Live)Hawkwind 6:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Paranoia (Live)Hawkwind 5:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Earth Calling (Live)Hawkwind 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Silver Machine (Live)Hawkwind 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Welcome To The Future (Live)Hawkwind 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Born To Go (Live)Hawkwind 9:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Brainstorm (Jam; Live)Hawkwind 9:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. End Announcement (Live)Andy Dunkley 1:190.99  Buy MP3 


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This album was originally a double vinyl LP intended to raise funds for the Greasy Truckers, an organisation who's origins are lost in the midst of time to me. It contained performances from the live event, most notably Man and Hawkwind but also with Brinsley Schwartz, and it could be said that it was a relatively major underground hit.

Man had released a CD of their performance a few years ago but it is only now where we are able to enjoy the whole shebang interupted as it was by a power cut caused through a dispute between Prime Minister Ted (teeth) Heath and the National Union of Mineworkers. Rolling power cuts were the order of the day across the country and entertainment events such as my own Jingles Wednesday Explosion at the mecca in Sunderland were curtailed at most inconvenient times. In the end, Heath blinked first, the government backed down and that event began a chain of events which culminated in the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979.

However, back to the music. It is great to have this expanded set available once again not only for the superb 23 minute Spunk Rock which opens the album for Man but also for the hint of the power of Hawkwind's live performance although the mixing leaves a lot to be desired on their set. Brinsley Schwartz at first seem to be the odd band out here with their affable and easy going pub/indie rock but they are the perfect foil for the other two bands and later matured into one of the most accomplished and professional bands in Britain before their demise.

However, as a live album this may not be perfect but it is an accurate reflection of a dramatic evening filled with incident where the three bands, ably assisted by DJ Andy Dunkley, took those in attendance to a higher plane, all in a good cause.

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78 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Long Wait! 24 Oct 2007
By I. Gomm
Format:Audio CD
Imagine how I feel. As an ex-member of Brinsley Schwarz I have had to wait 35 years to hear how and what we played that day. I was particularly impressed by my singing!
Ian Gomm
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trucks Deluxe ! 16 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
Like the original vinyl release that I bought way back when, I bought this cd solely for the Brinsley Schwarz contribution. Up until now it's been difficult to gather up more than a handful of examples of the Brinsleys strutting their stuff live but this release puts everything right. I'd witnessed the band playing live for the first time just a few months before at the Paget Rooms, Penarth and most, if not all the songs they played that night turn up on the Greasy Truckers' set, including the track "Homework" a song that hitherto, I thought I had only imagined they played.
Why should you buy this release? Firstly, it's the only full set by the band that's commercially available so, for a band that was almost universally praised for it's live performances, this cd is a must. Secondly, if you're in to Nick Lowe it features a song (It's Just My Way Of Saying Thank You) by him that you won't get anywhere else. The band are on top form here, playing a relaxed set, still in their intransigent mode of playing what they wanted, when they wanted - as long as they got off on the song and the audience could dance to it, then it was included, though it sure is strange after all these years to hear the songs played out of sequence when compared to the original release.
I have a few gripes about the liner notes in that they give the impression that Ian Gomm wasn't yet with the band; an impression further compounded by the fact that he's not afforded an individual photograph like the rest of the band, though he appears twice on group photo shots and his song writing credits and gritty vocals clearly show that he was indeed present. He is further done an injustice, unlike the other band members, by lack of information about his post Brinsley activities; a top 20 American chart entry is no mean feat.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Took Some Getting Used To 15 April 2008
By J. Hall
Format:Audio CD
I have had the original double LP from not long after it came out. Bought it second hand and it sounded it even then - crackles, scratches on the Hawkwind side etc. However, it has always been one of my favourite live recordings. I pretty much despaired ever getting it on CD - but here it is!

On first listening, it sounded odd (and I don't mean any remixing that has gone on - that sounds OK to my uncultured ears). After over 30 years it was odd because there were extra tracks where I wasn't expecting them and odd because all the familiar hisses, pops and crackles were now gone. I have now (after several listens) got used to it - and what an excellent reissue this is.

I can still scat sing all the guitary bits of Spunk Rock (and that's all of it!), but now there is so much more. The Man set is excellent and the Hawkwind set is also great - but the revelation contained here is the Brinsleys. Their country flavoured rock was always slightly odd in the more psychedelic company of the others, but hearing the whole set really makes it slot into place. Their shorter, dancier style is a real contrast to the long guitar jams of Man and the space rock of the Hawks - but that is the disc I keep returning to at the moment. Having had some of the Brinsleys LPs over the years, I would say this is their crowning achievement. Slightly rough around the edges, good humoured and warm. Wonderful stuff.

As for Magic Michael - I don't listen to that bit, but in a perverse way this wouldn't be the same recording without him!

Of course the second Greasy Truckers record (Live at Dingwalls Dancehall) could also do with reissuing - although a lot of the music on that double LP was not that recorded on the night, but has been gathered from other sources.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Party time
Originally released as a double vinyl set at a very low price this is one of my favourite live albums. Read more
Published 9 months ago by William J. Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product great shopping experience
I had the original vinyl version of this album and after nearly 40 years decided to get up to date and buy the CD version. Read more
Published 12 months ago by T.J.Milburn
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Bought the original vinyl when it came out early 70's. price was another coup. Listening to Man on my surround sound, takes me back to the day!!!!!!!
Published 20 months ago by MR. J. T. SMITH
4.0 out of 5 stars I bought this for Man...
The Man gig captures the band as they move from club to breathtaking, and doesn't disappoint. It fills a nice hole between early and middle period, with Mickey Jones alreadt... Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2012 by Dave W
4.0 out of 5 stars GREASY TRUCKERS PARTY
MAN AND BRINSLEY SCHWARTZ VERY GOOD. AS I AM NOT TOTALLY INTO ALTERNATIVE, I DID NOT CARE AS MUCH FOR HAWKWIND. OVERALL, I THOUGHT THE CD'S WERE VERY GOOD. Read more
Published on 25 Jun 2010 by T. Bryant
5.0 out of 5 stars Waited & Waited..........
...........for this, I too bought this on release , mainly for Man , but loved it all............ There were a lot of great "reasonable " priced releases during this period of... Read more
Published on 23 May 2010 by Beancooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Great representation
Great representation of all three bands involved plus Magic Michael's performance that seems all about humouring. Read more
Published on 13 Mar 2010 by Anders
2.0 out of 5 stars Greasy Truckers fail to go Global
All that wait for the re-release and then where is Gong and Global Village Trucking Company, by far the best things on the original.
Published on 8 Feb 2010 by billboy2007
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting snapshot.
This sprawling 3 CD set is a godsend to anybody who is a fan of this era of music, especially those who are interested in the UK underground/festival circuit. Read more
Published on 15 July 2009 by Mr. A. M. Bragg
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but I wish they wouldn't muck about with these things
My only gripe is that Born To Go is at least two minutes shorter than the bonus track on the 2cd Space Ritual (which I'm assuming is what was on the original Greasy Truckers LP),... Read more
Published on 4 July 2008 by S. Conway
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