Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
This time, we start looking at the CD insert notes. These were written by Chris Welch, whom I remember to have been a journalist with Melody Maker, and are dated “London, England, September 2008”. They kick off like this:
“What were the mysterious “Vegetable Centuries”? We’d have to ask producer Guy Stevens, but sadly he is no longer with us. Certainly guitarist Micky Moody, founder member of Tramline has no idea. Nevertheless, the title of the group’s second album provides a wonderful insight into that bygone era of Sixties rock, when madness and the blues ruled.
Recalls Micky Moody, “It was an inspirational time in those days. There were so many creative things going on and I feel sorry for bands today. It’s very difficult to come up with anything original. We were so lucky and there was a lot of work for live bands. There were less distractions and people went out for entertainment”.
Tramline was one of many young and hopefully [sic] groups that started life in 1968. They were signed to Island Records and “Moves Of Vegetable Centuries” was their second album. The first was “Somewhere Down The Line” and both feature the dynamic guitar work of Micky Moody, who would later achieve fame in Whitesnake.”
More next time.