Friday, September 29, 2006

Hands Off Cocks and On With Socks

Stackridge. They came, they made some albums, the lineup changed a few times, they reformed, they may or may not still exist. The (two) official Websites disagree on their current state. George Martin produced their 3rd (and best, IMO) album and James Warren (or was it Andy Davis?) played guitar on John Lennon's 'Imagine' album.

Despite the talent, the songwriting, the wackiness, the rhubarb, they never really got anywhere and their five albums are pretty much forgotten about - which is a great pity because they're all great. As far as I know this 4th album has never been available on CD so here's my vinyl rip. It's the least typical of their albums, a bit Zappaesque and lacking any input from James Warren but it's still an interesting oddity.

It's also the only other album (apart from the Longdancer ones) that I own that's on Elton John's Rocket label.

Stackridge - Extravaganza

01 - Spin Round The Room
02 - Grease Paint Smiles
03 - The Volunteer
04 - Highbury Incident (Rainy July Morning)
05 - Benjamin's Giant Onion
06 - Happy In The Lord
07 - Rufus T Firefly
08 - No-one's More Important Than The Earthworm
09 - Pocket Billiards
10 - Who's That Up There With Bill Stokes

http://rapidshare.de/files/34886946/Extravaganza.zip.html

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is available on CD - but only in Japan. There is going to be a series of CD re-issues coming out on the Angel Air label, starting tomorrow with Purple Spaceships Over Yatton - The Best Of...

1:15 pm  
Blogger wkc said...

Just found your blog. Nice job. I would love if Stackridge-Extravaganza could be re-up'd. I would be very grateful. Thank you

10:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been on CD at least 3 times now. I have the version released in the US on Stallion Records in 2000. Excellent remastering and all they lyrics too, though the inner sleeve picture is only in b/w not color.

4:31 am  

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