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This review is from: Skip Bifferty (Audio CD)
This CD includes the original album plus all three singles and their respective B-Sides plus a couple of tracks that were unreleased at the time.
Skip Bifferty were a stellar British underground band from the late sixties who were championed by the late, great underground DJ John Peel. Their sound features the strong Stevie Winwood-esque vocals of Graham Bell as well as excellent harmonies by the rest of the band. The 14 tracks on their sole LP are jaw-dropping, featuring spare guitar licks, a kick arse rhythm section and supreme piano parts by Micky Gallagher. The songs are very catchy indeed and stay in your head for days. It features rockers such as the opening 'Money Man', compelling ballads like 'Come Around', wispy flower-power tracks like 'Orange Lace' and the Cilla Black covered 'Follow The Path Of The Stars' which is a very dynamic performance. There are also plenty of great psychedelic moments on the album such as 'Inside The Secret' and 'Time Track'. It's incredible this album isn't more widely known.
As previously mentioned it also features their singles, including the near hit 'On Love' and Spencer Davis Group soundalike 'Man In Black'. This CD is highly recommended if you are a fan of late sixties pop/rock.
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Initial post: 14 Mar 2010 23:53:53 GMT
William M. Feagin says:
If I'm not mistaken, weren't these the guys who were Heavy Jelly for one single with Island, the psych-rock classic "I Keep Singing That Same Old Song"? I seem to recall the booklet notes in Island's Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal box relating just that particular factoid in Heavy Jelly's entry. If so, then this is definitely worth having.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2010 13:17:52 BDT
N. Watts says:
Yeah it's the same group. It's a fantastic album and I definitely recommend it...
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