Circa 1970-71. So he handed me this vinyl as if it was something precious. Have a listen to this Belgo Geordie man. Time you got rid of that Ringo Starr solo album. Well, I let him have it! This Kevin Ayers was never in the Beatles. The Whole World, scoff, scoff, theyd never amount to much. More chance of them joining Grand Funk Railroad than getting to no 1 or being on Top of the Pops etc. Certain amount of sock in the mouth I fear. because bless his pointy little Head (Adam Dale) we were soon singing the "Oyster and the Flying Fish"-"no Adam you be Bridget this time". Anyway, mosey on down the old time warp to 2012 and reflect on "Shooting At The Moon". Firsts off, it was experimental. Pop, meets in the blender and goes six rounds with Lol Coxhill and is smothered in Ayers preglam treacle. Tubular Bells it is not-and I for one am grateful. I liked the vinyl and on the bonus CD only "Puis Je" does it for me-the Belgo part you understand. How many of you know Bradley Wiggins is Belgian? Born in Ghent. But the experimentation is superb because it challenges you to listen to what the musicians are creating. It has more than survived time. I still like it and yes Adam, I no longer have any solo Ringo Star in my collection and I am better for it. See the drugs do work. And for that matter, this is the only Kevin Ayers (if you don't count Soft Machine) in me possession. Lol Coxhill? Never heard of him guv, shifty sort of a bloke with a saxophone (invented by a Belgian) welded to his lower lip. I think he plays with Bruce Springsteen these days. Toys with him.