Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
Today, we start a short examination of the notes in the insert of the CD version of the previous, first album “Somewhere Down The Line”. We already know [see above] that the bass player on this record was not the same as featured on “Moves…”. Perhaps more importantly, just as for the “Moves…” CD insert notes, the notes in the CD insert were written by Chris Welch in September 2008. There is therefore much overlap. Moreover, just as for the “Moves…” notes, much of the middle section deals with the tracks on the LP. Nevertheless, the notes do contain some unique general gems, starting with the enlarged bold type intro to the notes:
” “We sounded like 60 year old black guys from the Mississippi, which is odd, when you’re only 17 and from North Yorkshire…” MICKY MOODY”.
The notes themselves kick off like this:
“When the blues arrived in England in the early 1960s it caused a surge of excitement and creativity among a generation grown suspicious of the overtures of “commercial” pop. It was soon apparent that even rock’n’roll, the ultimate youth music, was based on something with deeper roots. Those roots lay in Black American blues, soul and R&B. And that was the music that began to appeal to both fans and musicians.”
More from these notes next time; this will probably be our penultimate sortie into them.