Thursday, 31 January 2013

HELEN McCOOKERYBOOK: A Blast from her Past

Well, I've been diggin' in me own crates and I've unearthed lots of old stuff yet again: this was a press pack that was sent out by RCA in the mid-1980s with photocopies articles, a biog and a 7" vinyl record of Footsteps at my Door. 

They did a quite a good job of all the design work and nicked the tinted-photo retro idea for a group called Modern Romance which annoyed me at the time because I'd asked them to do it. But they took the idea further themselves and used a retro RCA single-label from the Elvis era so I didn't fume for long!I loved being in this band. We did a lot of gigs and they were fun- they were a cheerful bunch onstage and good fun off it too; very odd by some people's measures (two scientists in the Horn section, a female live-sound engineer, no bass and no drums...).

We toured up and down the country and supported all sorts of groups- Mud, Mary Wilson and the Wilsations, The Orson Family...

Read on...

Take One
CD - £9.99

Poems And Rhymes
CD - £9.99

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