Skip Bifferty have more myths and tittle-tattle surrounding them than the Sphinx. One of the most enthralling gems in the history of UK Psyche, these guys were plugged by John Peel and endorsed by the likes of Keith Moon. Enshrouded with mystery and celebrated by the local rock quagmire, Skip Bifferty may have had their priorities off beam and spent too much time frolicking around than in the studio. As a result, "The Story of Skip Bifferty" is their only official release.
A record as alluring and versatile as their personalities, this record is truly wonderful. From beautiful, heartfelt ballads such as "Come Around", through awesome psyche-outs like "Gas Board Under Dog" and "Guru" to introspective eccentricities like "Follow the Path of the Stars". The 2nd disk is hardly worth mentioning, encompassing various radio edits and live takes that smack of mediocrity. The only redeeming quality is "I Keep Singing That Same Old Song", an incredible, powerful song the guys recorded later on under the name of "Heavy Jelly", demonstrating again that Bifferty's career is beset with curiosities.
All in all, an absolutely wonderful album and a *must* for any Psyche Rock aficionado.