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We continue today with Phil Sutcliffe’s notes from the insert from the expanded CD. We are about to eavesdrop on the seminal meeting at The Nag’s Head:
“A small miracle of chemistry occurred. They began with blues standards like Spoonful and Born Under A Bad Sign. Rodgers brought his songs, Walk In My Shadow, Over The Green Hills, Trouble On Double Time, Worry and others. Then, in one of those marvellous moments of discovery, they found they could write together too. Rodgers responded to some Kossoff chords with a small explosion of melody and words and they had Moonshine. Fraser found a bass riff and in no time he and Rodgers transformed it into I’m A Mover, the first of many co-compositions. “We were roaring from the get-go” recalls Fraser, 30years on.
Such spontaneous creative combustion is a treasured memory in any musician’s life. As Rodgers says: “We set up at lunch as separate people and by four in the afternoon we were a band”.”
More from these superb notes next time.