Week of December 19, 2004


Peter Cowling - Bass, Cello
Colin Goldring - Guitar, Vocals, Sax
Steward Goldring Guitar
Nigel Pegrum - Drums, Flute, Oboe
John Earle - Vocals, Wind
Charlotte French Piano

In Spite Of Harry's Toenail (RCA SF 8261) 1972
CD: Audio Archives AACD 031, 1999

Lady Lake (RCA SF 8322) 1972
CD: Korea, Si-Wan SRML 1022, 1997
CD: Gnidrolog Music GNCD 002 T, 1999

CD: In Spite Of Harry's Toenail/Lady Lake - BGO BGOCD637, 2004

CD: Live 1972, Audio Archives AACD 032, 1999

CD: Gnosis, Gnidrolog Music GNCD 004 R, 1999

These albums of progressive rock are sometimes dramatic, often disjointed, but in places contain some interesting and uncommercial music. This is epitomized by tracks like Long Live Man Dead on the first album, which also contains some pleasant woodwind accompaniment. As one might expect, they did not sell well and have become quite rare.

The Goldrings later did session work, as did Pegrum (for John Otway, among others) and Earle. Aside from doing session work, Cowling was later a member of The Pat Travers Band. Pegrum had a spell in Steeleye Span and the Ben Markus Band who recorded an album called Nocturn Gate (Ooze 2002 BA) in 1983, which he also produced.

Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson
ISBN 1 899855 04 1

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