The First Real Poetry Band
[Pete Brown ~ John McLaughlin ~ Binky McKenzie ~ Laurie Allen]
1967-08-16* London, England unknown studio Demo (M?-ST)
DimeTravel brings you "British Blues BOOM! Volume 47"
Total Time ::: 5:55
::: EXC quality studio demo. Check sample to blow yr mind.
::: Warts: None, really. Maybe missed a dullspot or two.
::: *Originally labeled 1966-67. http://www.bathedinlightning.com has Brown/McLaughlin session info. With tape given line-up, & date as 66-67, 1967-08-16 seems to be the only match. If it is actually 1968 (which seems doubtful), the correct date is probably 1968-01-18.
::: As far as I can tell, the only released track by The First Real Poetry Band is "The Week Looked Good On Paper". I looked long & hard.
::: Many of you will know this track & hopefully it upgrades a lot of versions. If you have never heard it & you like Pete or John, you are in for a real treat.
::: Nice description @ http://www.culturecourt.com of Pete Brown�s Battered Ornaments 2 years on, traveling around in an "ex-military ambulance" & on stage with "Brown brandishing toilet brushes & a false hand as he sang Politician�".
::: Many thanks to DIMERS myshadow & zubbid for their research assistance.
Recording Information ::: studio demo master reel -> unknown analog generations (2?) -> unknown (low) generation Maxell MX-90 cassette, Dolby B on.
Playback 2015-04-xx ::: low generation Maxell MX-90 cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth adjusted for individual tape, heads cleaned & demagnetized -> Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) -> computer -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, -1.6% pitch (speed) fix with single pass after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2015-05-02.
Line-up ::: Pete Brown - vocals // John McLaughlin - electric guitar // Binky McKenzie - bass // Laurie Allen - drums.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
DimeTravel 117 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! I believe my source might have gotten this from Pete. ::: Corrections welcome ::: This is smokin'. Love the long slow fade-out over the course of the 2nd half of the song. The subject speaks right to the heart of the matter, I guess. Too many of the lowest common denominator in politics & too many people paying attention to them who care little about politics but love gossip columns. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees
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