Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
More today from Chris Welch’s 2008 notes in the CD insert, where we have just learned of the birth of Tramline:
“Tramline included John McCoy (not to be confused with the John McCoy of the Ian Gillan’s band), on vocals and harmonica, Micky Moody (guitar), Terry Sidgewick (bass) and Terry Popple (drums).
“Micky: “I was earning £25 a week which wasn’t bad for a kid in 1968. We were a basic down home blues band. I didn’t see Paul Rodgers anymore as we had fallen out and when I left Wild Flowers, Paul stayed in London. Ironically, we both got deals with Island. Paul was now with Free, but they were a much better band than Tramline. Nevertheless, John got us a two album deal.”
“The band began recording their debut album “Somewhere Down The Line” at the newly opened Morgan studios in Willesden, London. The tape operator was Andy Johns, Glyn’s younger brother, who later became a famous producer. The producer was Chris Blackwell who took personal charge of the new project.
“The band played a few gigs and then recorded their second and final album “Moves Of Vegetable Centuries” that was released on Island in 1969. But the original line up had already come off the road and broken up before they started work in the studio with producer Guy Stevens.”
More next time.