STACKRIDGE – Mr Mick

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Stackridge - Mr Mick

CD TRACKLISTING

CD1
Original Unreleased Version
1. Hey! Good Looking
2. Breakfast With Werner Von Braun
3. Mr Mick’s Waltz
4. Mr Mick’s Dream
5. The Cotton Reel Song
6. The Steam Radio Song
7. The Slater’s’ Waltz
8. Hazy Dazy Holiday
9. Coniston Water (instrumental)
10. Can Inspiration Save The Nation?
11. Mr Mick’s New Home
12. Fish In A Glass
CD2
LP Version
1. Hold Me Tight
2. Breakfast With Werner Von Braun
3. The Steam Radio Song
4. The Dump
5. Save A Red Face
6. The Slater’s Waltz
7. Coniston Water (instrumental)
8. Hey! Good Looking
9. Fish In A Glass

The ups and downs of Stackridge’s career could, and should, fill a book. Constant line-up changes, a punishing tour schedule and a lack of commercial success that was largely due to their wilful eclecticism combined to render THEM cult heroes. But the onceebullient band of Bristolians still had a final shot in their creative locker before they called it a day – their fifth album, released in 1976,’Mr Mick’.

Their then Record Company did not like the finished result of ‘Mr Mick’ with them ordering the removal of most of the dialogue. As the album was based around a poem, this wholesale remodelling did not please the band much. Even so, the released result was not without it’s charm.

The original album never before released is included in it’s entirety as CD1 and the album released to the public remastered as CD2.

MUSICIANS
ANDY DAVIS, MUTTER SLATER, CRUN WALTER, KEITH GEMMELL, PETER van HOOKE, DAVE LAWSON

Reviews

Fans of the eccentric Bristolians should welcome this opportunity to compare and contrast the two creative visions on display here

Kevin Bryan, Hartlepool Mail (May 2007)


Witty lyrics, discreetly satisfying instrument embellishments and wistful West Country vocals produce a light masterpiece of gentle poignancy

RocknReel (June 2007)


...just as engaging as any of its predecessors

Jo-Ann Greene, Goldmine, April 27 2007


Not an easy album to come to grips with, buit one which grows, and sounds better as a CD slab rather than two vinyl sides...

Maverick (October 2007)


Fans of the eccentric Bristollians should welcome this opportunity to compare and contrast the two creative visions on display here...

Kevin Bryan, Stirling News (Dec 2007)


Now here's something special...they really do sound as fine as ever...They are essentially a rock band with a bluesy and sometimes funky edge and these songs give all the chance to shine, showing there's plenty in the tank yet.

Classic Rock Society (Dec 2007)


 

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