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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Pink Fairies / Naked Radio - CD review

Pink Fairies / Naked Radio - CD review

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Pink Fairies - Naked Radio - CD review
When the London underground band The Deviants split off from their singer Mick Farren during a US tour (or more precisely, he was fired) after three albums due to "... a few misunderstandings ..." , the remaining three members were first Stranded there before they had the coal back together to make the return flight. Back in London, they were convinced by the drummer Twink to join his band Pink Fairies after being separated from all previous members (including Mick Farren ). In addition to Twink , the former deviants- musician Paul Rudolph (guitars, vocals), Duncan 'Sandy' Sanderson (bass) and Russell Hunter (as the band founder drums) also went into the studio and recorded "Never Neverland". Twink left his own band, which was released as a trio "What A Bunch Of Sweeties" (1972) before Paul Rudolph (who three years later was to replace the Hawkwind fired Lemmy Kilmister ) threw the towel. The post on the guitar was re-filled with Larry Wallis , with whom the disc "Kings Of Oblivion"
For "Kill 'em And Eat' em" (1987), Hunter , Sanderson , Twink , Larry Wallis and Andy Colquhoun were on the second guitar, followed by Mick Farren and the sporadically revived The Deviants and Pink Fairies Working. In the nineties, there were still two discs ("Pleasure Island" from 1996 and "No Picture" from 1997), in which only ' Twink ' and Paul Rudolph from the original or previously listed members were involved, Before the release of Mick Farren (who had previously written lyrics for previous albums), Russell Hunter , 'Sandy' Sanderson and Andy Colquhoun , who also joined Jaki Windmill (keyboards, percussions, vocals) and The second drummer George Butler . Until Farren suffered a heart attack during a gigs in London on July 27, 2013 and died the same night. However, some songs had already been prepared for a new album, an album that is now available under the name "Naked Radio". Russell Hunter , 'Sandy' Sanderson, and Andy Colquhoun , who also joined Jaki Windmill (keyboards, percussion, vocals) and second drummer George Butler . Until Farren suffered a heart attack during a gigs in London on July 27, 2013 and died the same night. However, some songs had already been prepared for a new album, an album that is now available under the name "Naked Radio". Russell Hunter , 'Sandy' Sanderson, and Andy Colquhoun , who also joined Jaki Windmill (keyboards, percussion, vocals) and second drummer George Butler . Until Farren suffered a heart attack during a gigs in London on July 27, 2013 and died the same night. However, some songs had already been prepared for a new album, an album that is now available under the name "Naked Radio". Vocals) and second drummer George Butler . Until Farren suffered a heart attack during a gigs in London on July 27, 2013 and died the same night. However, some songs had already been prepared for a new album, an album that is now available under the name "Naked Radio". Vocals) and second drummer George Butler . Until Farren suffered a heart attack during a gigs in London on July 27, 2013 and died the same night. However, some songs had already been prepared for a new album, an album that is now available under the name "Naked Radio".
And the English can still rock! Even if the psychedelic impact of the early seventies, which is so typical for the band, is no longer present today, these fourteen new tracks have been more than respectable. You will not find any innovations or sound effects of any kind on "Naked Radio", but the pieces rock on earth, with a lot of dirt under the fingernails and yet very melodically through the target. The weakness of the disc unfortunately is the singing, which - depending on the song by different band members - is not always convincing. Very bad, as you as a washer-rocker otherwise very fast with this disc befriends. The best representation for the good Mick Farren is very likely to make Duncan 'Sandy' Sanderson (which unfortunately does not stand, but Russell Hunter sounds quite different in his song, as does Colquhoun ) at "Runnin 'Outa Road", which shook the old spirit of the wild seventies alive again. And with the "Mick", the former frontman is even a musical monument.
Eight of the fourteen tracks are by Andy Colquhoun , three by Mick Farren at one of Russell Hunter and two co-compositions by various band members. Colquhoun is a much better guitarist than a singer, but with his six strings, he lets him crash. The fact that two drummers really pressure from the back comes is clear, but also the bass delivers its share of the success of the record. The keyboards of Jaki Windmill (the first female member of the band's story) remain discreet in the background and support the overall sound, while they are always striking through their percussion and backing vocals.
The package contains a DVD, which shows the fairies at rehearsals, shoots a few (new) video clips, then introduces short interviews with a few band members and finally shows the combo on the stage of the London 100 Club in action. A great and very gladly taken bonus of a already cool album of this underground legend. And even if or just because "Naked Radio" is a disc whose quality unfolds fully after a handful of passages, one should give the disc this a real chance, which she deserved absolutely. Very cool!

Line-up Pink Fairies:

Russell Hunter (drums, vocals)
Duncan 'Sandy' Sanderson (bass)
Andy Colquhoun (guitars, lead
vocals)
George Butler (drums & percussion) Jaki Windmill (keyboards, percussion, background vocals )

Tracklist "Naked Radio":

CD:
  1. Golden Bud
  2. The Hills Are Burnin '
  3. Runnin 'Outa Luck
  4. When The Movie's All Thru '
  5. I Walk Away
  6. You Lied To Me
  7. Midnite Crisis
  8. Stopped At The Border
  9. Spellbound
  10. Down To The Wire
  11. Skeleton Army
  12. Mick
  13. Naked radio
  14. Deal deal
DVD:
  1. Brighton Electric Rehearsals
  2. Video Clips From Sessions
  3. Band interviews
  4. Live From The 100 Club
Total playing time: 56:32 (CD), 60:00 (DVD), Release year: 2017

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Naked Radio
CD - £9.99

Mandies and Mescaline round at Uncle Harry's 
CD - £9.99

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