Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Deaf School - 1976 Radio One Broadcast


Deaf School
1976 Radio One 'In Concert' Broadcast
FM Broadcast, Very Good Quality
mp3 @ 192

While I'm covering great, quirky, unique, but sadly short-lived '70's bands (such as the Fabulous Poodles), Here is an early radio show from Deaf School, a band that was great fun while they lasted. Started from a group of art-theater students in Liverpool, Deaf School combined a dizzying array of eclectic influences, from 1930's melodrama, musical theater, 50's schmaltz, 60's pop and jazz, and 70's rock, to create a truly unique style and sound. Their first album, 'Second Honeymoon', is just delightful, and works both as a great pop album, and as sonic theater. This show was recorded some time in early 1976, prior to the release of their first album (apparently was recorded while they were in the process of recording the album, probably around April-May, 1976). Although a short set for the radio show, it nonetheless showcases several of the songs that would be on their upcoming album. Also included is a bonus track of a demo of an unreleased song featuring an even earlier incarnation of the band. I got this from the website of Ian Ritchie, who was the Sax player for the band. I hope more people can find out about and enjoy the music of this excellent, but unsuccessful band. Of note is that apparently, the band is much more popular now than they ever were. In recent years they reformed (with almost all of the original members), and have had several successful tours and reunion shows.


Tracklist:
01. Intro - Instrumental
02. Princess Princess
03. What A Way To End It All
04. Hi Jo Hi
05. Band Introductions
06. Room Service
07. Hot Jazz Razzmatazz
08. A Bigger Splash
Bonus Track
09. Ding Dong (1974 Demo)

The Band:
Paul Tilnick, Guitar
Clive 'Cliff' Langer, Guitar
Ian Ritchie, Sax
Rev. Max Ripple, Piano
Steve 'Mr. Average' Lindsay, Bass
Tim Whittaker, Drums
Eric Shark, Lead vocals
Enrico Cadillac Jr, Lead Vocals
Chelsea Bright, vocals
Betty Bright, vocals

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3 comments:

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Graham said...

Track 2 is called Princess Princess

It's later featured on the 1988 live album 2nd Coming