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An old friend and me

The Band had the Big Pink, Eric played dominoes at 461 Ocean Boulevard and Mr Stills had a whole railway station, whilst The Bad Dads (well two thirds of them) had Dock Cottage. It was all the rage in the 70s, bands would go all residential in big rambling houses in remote or exotic places in order to craft their next album, largely un-interrupted by the outside world. These sojourns would typically last for months with music being made at any time day or night – as the inspiration took them (or as Calvin Samuels, bass player in Manassas, put it ‘whenever the boss said so, as he was paying’).

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Dance to your Daddies

My little Lassie

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Tricky Times

Where would we be without love?

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Band in a Van

The music industry can be a hard taskmaster. It’s not enough (according to our agent) to write, record and produce half decent songs (‘if only!!’ some may comment………), you also have to have visuals.

Visuals ??!!

Yup … to be a successful band you have to do music videos!

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Song Writing

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Path Of The Gods

A long, hot Summer requires a soundtrack to help us all along – and here, somewhat belatedly, given that we now seem to be cooling down a tad, is the SUMMER RELEASE from THE BLOKES – PATH OF THE GODS.

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I need some loving from you

This song was written in 1976 for the ill-fated band Xylophone Moustache – ill-fated because they broke up before ever playing a gig. This song was never performed or recorded.

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Blow the man down

Always looking to bring you the latest music as early as possible, The Huntermouse Road Studios have released a bootleg recording of The Shanty Crew in the rehearsal studio.

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Van

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Love You Forever

For many children in England and Wales this is the first week of the Summer Holidays. For many lucky children they will be going on holiday with their parents, as a family entity or with others – family, other families. This is an exciting and fun time!

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