Week of November 9, 1997


Ashley Holt (Vocals)
Ged Peck (Guitar)
Mac Poole (Drums)
Nick Simper (Bass)
Frank Wilson (Keyboards, Piano)
Peter Parker (Guitar)

Warhorse (Vertigo 6360 015) 1970
Red Sea (Vertigo 6360 066) 1972
Both albums have been reissued on Thunderbolt in different sleeves.
CD: Repertoire RR4055CC and RR4056CX, 1990

St. Louis/No Chance (Vertigo 6059 027) 1970

Simper had earlier been involved with Deep Purple and prior to that, Johnny Kidd and The Pirates. The "Warhorse" album sounded a lot like Deep Purple at the time but didn't make much impression. Their debut 45, "St. Louis", a cover of an Easybeats’ song sold pretty well though. Their second album, "Red Sea", was much more guitar-orientated. There's a notable guitar solo on "Back In Time" and there's also a cover version of Shirley Bassey's "I (Who Have Nothing)". The band built up audiences on the continent but failed to stir many people in the UK and disbanded in 1974.

At the end of the seventies, Simper formed Nick Simper's Fandango. Poole was later in Broken Glass and did session work. Wilson made an album with Melvyn Gale in 1980. Holt later worked with Rick Wakeman. Much later in 1980, Parker played with Dirty Looks.

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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