This record is really a little gem. Released as part of the second Stiff tours 'package' it features Rockpile on tracks 1 -7 and Gary Brooker on 8-13 (originally sides 1 & 2 of the vinyl album respectively).
The first 7 tracks are definitely uptempo and feature classic tunes and whimsical lyrics.
'I stopped buying records back in 1961, but seen as I'm here then the show must go on' (from Old Rock And Roller)being a case in point. In fact, the album is chock full of them. Check out School and Shortlist if in any doubt!!
Tracks 8 -13 are more reflective, with the ballad Pilot being a personal highlight.
Mickey should have been a big star! His refusal to fly (note You'll Never Get Me Up In One Of Those)certainly did his career no good. He could have been a condender; instead he stayed at home in Southend, leaving behind this long-lost gem! No fillers - every track a winner.
Check this out; even better buy the original vinyl and hear the two different sides of Mickey - just as it should be heard!!