Buying the LPs sampled on Nice Enough to Eat.
Side 2 opens with “Up and Coming”, which is another slow blues like “Dear Jill”, and while excellent, is not nearly so good. Mick Abrahams says this about it in the cover notes:
“Yes, it’s been a hard road, folks, the Rolls has broken down again and there’s only £500,000 [an immense amount of money in 1969] left in the bank. Yes people, that’s why we got the blues because we ain’t had nuttin but troubles, ducky, know what I mean. (Blues strictly for upper class people and M.P.s).”
Track 2 is “Leave it With Me”, which is very nearly an instrumental, and the jazziest piece on the record. As such, it is my least favourite track on the record, but it is still rock in essence, with some lovely touches. The only vocals are the words of the title, uttered quietly at the end. The relevant note goes like this:
“Dedicated to our dear, kind, handsome manager whom we are raffling off to pay for the cost of making this record. Tickets at your local record dealer £100 [an immense amount of money in 1969] each. He’s a good manager. A driving bass solo from the boy pratt Andy and some very solid drumming from Ron. (If played backwards could prove a new cure for neurotic parrots).”