Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
This time, we see a little more from Chris Welch’s notes in the CD liner for the first LP, “Somewhere Down The Line”, carrying on from where we left off last time:
“In England, the pursuit of musical truth began with such groups as Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated and the Cyril Davies All Stars. Eager to emulate the sounds of Chicago style R&B, they in turn inspired the Pretty Things, the Rolling Stones and later the Yardbirds. As these bands became successful, so a second wave emerged as the Who and the Kinks created the blues based rock music of the future.
“Enthralled by these powerful influences were schoolboy musicians, in the throes of forming their own groups all over the country. The mid Sixties saw a flood of groups determined to achieve fame and fortune as they left home and hit the road. Some achieved great things. Others faded into obscurity. Each had its part to play in the evolution of British rock. Such an outfit was Tramline, the youthful outfit of hopefuls signed to Island Records in 1968.”
Next time, one final dip into these notes.