Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
We now continue with Chris Welch’s 2008 notes in the CD insert, where we have just learned that it only took a couple of days to record the album.
““We would love to have played these songs on the road with Colin but unfortunately the band had broken up by then. A lot of this stuff was written just before we recorded the album and so we never really played them outside the studio.”
“Tramline had more luck than Wild Flowers and had been doing support spots at the Marquee and gigs in the North East and Midlands. “We’d travel all the way to the Marquee and get paid £15 as the support act. We supported Ten Years After and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and we played with Tim Rose, with John Bonham on drums.”
“Micky remembers that John Gee, the often irascible manager of the Marquee, would introduce Tramline and treated them quite well. “One night I came in wearing an evening suit to be a bit outrageous. He was most impressed with my velvet bow tie and said “Marvellous!”. When I came off after our set, Long John Baldry came back stage. So I’m sitting there with a bottle of Coke, a wide eyed 17 year old kid and he says: “If you can sit on that bottle, you’ll do for me son.” I scarpered out of the band room pretty quick. You live and learn.”
More next time.