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Mick Farren: Mona -The Carnivorous Circus

In March 1970, “Transatlantic” label released “Mona—The Carnivorous Circus”, the debut Mick Farren album. It was recorded in December 1969, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Mick Farren.


  • Mick Farren – vocals, effects, arrangements
  • Steve Hammond – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Pete Robinson – organ, piano
  • Johnny Gustavson – bass
  • Twink – drums, vocals, percussion
  • Shagrat the Vagrant (Steve Peregrin Took) – vocals, percussion
  • Raul – conga
  • Paul Buckmaster – cello
  • Victor Gamm – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Mona (a fragment) – Ellas McDaniel
  2. Carnivorous Circus, Part 1 – Mick Farren
  3. The Whole Thing Starts
  4. But Charlie, It’s Still Moving
  5. Observe The Ravens
  6. Society of the Horsemen
  7. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
  8. Carnivorous Circus, Part 2 – Mick Farren
  9. Don’t Talk to Me Mary
  10. You Can’t Move Me
  11. In My Window Box
  12. An Epitaph Can Point the Way
  13. Mona (The Whole Trip) – Ellas McDaniel

UFO: Mechanix

On February 2, 1982, “Chrysalis” label released “Mechanix”, the tenth UFO studio album. It was recorded in 1981, “Mountain Studios” in Attalens, Switzerland, “The Manor Studio” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, “Scorpio Sound” and “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Gary Lyons.


  • Phil Mogg – vocals
  • Paul Chapman – lead guitar
  • Neil Carter – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, sax, orchestral arrangements
  • Pete Way – bass
  • Andy Parker – drums
  • Gary Lyons – orchestral arrangements, engineer
  • Peter Thea – engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • John Pasche – design

Track listing:

  1. The Writer – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg, Neil Carter
  2. Somethin’ Else – Eddie Cochran, Sharon Sheeley
  3. Back into My Love – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  4. You’ll Get Love – Neil Carter, Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  5. Doing It All for You – Pete Way, Paul Chapman, Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  6. We Belong to the Night – Pete Way, Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  7. Let It Rain – Pete Way, Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  8. Terri – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  9. Feel It – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  10. Dreaming – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg

Brian Locking

On October 8, 2020, Brian Locking died aged 81. He was musician (bass guitar double bass, piano, harmonica, clarinet) and songwriter, worked as session musician with Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Joe Brown, Conway Twitty, Vince Taylor & His Playboys,  and Brenda Lee, but was best known as bass player of The Wildcast and The Shadows.

On July 28, 1979.

On July 28, 1979, “Virgin” label released the self-titled, debut Flying Lizards album. It was recorded 1978 – 1979, at “Berry Street Studio”, “Brixton Academy” in London, and in New York City, Munich, and Maidstone, and was produced by David Cunningham.


  • Steve Beresford – guitar, bass, keyboards
  • David Toop
  • Michael Upton
  • Julian Marshall
  • David Cunningham – engineer
  • Dave Hunt – engineer
  • Laurie Rae Chamberlain – sleeve art
  • Richard Rayner-Canham – sleeve art, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Cunningham except where noted

  1. Der Song von Mandelay (Mandelay Song) – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  2. Her Story – Dave Solomon, David Cunningham, General-Strike, Vivien Goldman
  3. TV – David Cunningham, Deborah Evans-Stickland, General-Strike
  4. Russia
  5. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
  6. Money (That’s What I Want) – Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford
  7. The Flood
  8. Trouble
  9. Events During Flood
  10. The Window – Vivien Goldman

In November 1959.

In November 1959, “EMI Columbia” label released “Cliff Sings”, the second Cliff Richard album. It was recorded in September 1959, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Norrie Paramor. The album was released in mono format.


  • Cliff Richard– lead vocals
  • Hank Marvin– lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch- rhythm guitar
  • Jet Harris– bass guitar
  • Tony Meehan– drums
  • Malcolm Addey – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  2. The Snake and the Bookworm – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  3. I Gotta Know – Matt Williams, Paul Evans
  4. Here Comes Summer – Jerry Keller
  5. I’ll String Along With You – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  6. Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  7. As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
  8. The Touch of Your Lips – Ray Noble
  9. Twenty Flight Rock – Ned Fairchild, Eddie Cochran
  10. Pointed Toe Shoes – Carl Perkins
  11. Mean Woman Blues – Claude Demetrius
  12. I’m Walkin’ – Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew
  13. I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do) – Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert
  14. Little Things Mean a Lot – Carl Stutz, Edith Lindeman
  15. Somewhere Along the Way – Sammy Gallop, Kurt Adams
  16. That’s My Desire – Helmy Kresa, Carroll Loveday

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Paramount” label released “Lost in the Ozone”, the debut  Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen album. The studio selections were recorded April – July 1971 at “Pacific High Recording Studios” in Ann Arbor, Michigan , “Long Branch Saloon” and “New Monk” in Berkeley, California, and the live selections were recorded in July 1971, at the “Long Branch Saloon” and “New Monk” in Berkeley. The album was produced by Bob Cohen and George Frayne.


  • George Frayne (Commander Cody) – piano, vocals
  • John Tichy– rhythm guitar, lead and harmony vocals
  • Andy Stein– fiddle, saxophone
  • Lance Dickerson – drums
  • “Buffalo” Bruce Barlow – Fender bass, acoustic bass, harmony vocals
  • Bill Kirchen– lead guitar, trombone, lead and harmony vocals
  • Billy C. Farlow – lead vocals, harmonica
  • West Virginia Creeper (Steve Davis) – pedal steel guitar
  • Jack Black- backing vocals, guitar
  • Bob Cohen – engineer
  • Phil Sawyer – mixer
  • Chris Frayne – front cover
  • Dennis Anderson – rear cover photograph

Track listing:

All tracks by George Frayne and Billy C. Farlow; except where noted.

  1. Back to Tennessee
  2. Wine Do Yer Stuff
  3. Seeds and Stems (Again)
  4. Daddy’s Gonna Treat You Right – Billy C. Farlow
  5. Family Bible – Walt Breeland, Paul Buskirk, Claude Gray
  6. Home in My Hand – Ronnie Self
  7. Lost in the Ozone – Billy C. Farlow
  8. Midnight Shift – Jimmie Ainsworth, Earl Bud Lee
  9. Hot Rod Lincoln – S. Stevenson, Charlie Ryan
  10. What’s the Matter Now? (live) – Billy C. Farlow
  11. Twenty Flight Rock – (live) – Eddie Cochran, Ned Fairchild
  12. Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar (live) – Hughie Prince, Don Raye, Eleanore Sheehy


In September 1969.

In September 1969, “Epic” label released “Supersnazz”, the first Flamin’ Groovies studio album. It was recorded in 1968, at “CBS Studio A” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Steve R. Goldman.


  • Roy A. Loney – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Cyril Jordan – vocals, guitar
  • Tim Lynch – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Mike Lang – keyboards
  • George Alexander – vocals, bass guitar, harmonica
  • Danny Mihm – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Love Have Mercy – Roy Loney
  2. The Girl Can’t Help It – Bobby Troup
  3. Laurie Did It – Roy Loney
  4. Apart from That – Roy Loney, Cyril Jordan
  5. Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu – Huey Smith, Johnny Vincent
  6. The First One’s Free – Roy Loney
  7. Pagan Rachel – Roy Loney
  8. Somethin’ Else – Eddie Cochran
  9. Pistol Packin’ Mama – Al Dexter
  10. Brushfire – Roy Loney, Cyril Jordan
  11. Bam Balam – Roy Loney, Cyril Jordan
  12. Around the Corner – Roy Loney, Cyril Jordan

On January 16, 1968.

BlueCheer Vincebus Eruptum

On January 16, 1968, “Philips” label released “Vincebum Eruptum”, the debut Blue Cheer studio album.  It was recorded in 1967, at the “Amigo Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Abe “Voco” Kesh.


  • Dickie Peterson– vocals, bass
  • Leigh Stephens– guitar
  • Paul Whaley– drums
  • John Van Hamersveld– photography

Track listing:

  1. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
  2. Rock Me Baby – B.B. King, Joe Josea
  3. Doctor Please – Dickie Peterson
  4. Out of Focus – Dickie Peterson
  5. Parchment Farm – Mouse Allison
  6. Second Time Around – Dickie Peterson


On June 4, 1942.

Capitol Records

On June 4, 1942, “Capitol Records” was founded by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn Wallichs. Over the decades, the label became home to artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bobby Darin, Glen Campbell, Steve Miller, Dr. Hook, Bob Seger, Tina Turner, Heart,  Nat King Cole, the Four Knights, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Stan Kenton, June Christy, Louis Prima, Keely Smith, the Louvin Brothers, Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters, Harry James, Andy Griffith, Shirley Bassey, the Kingston Trio, Dean Martin, The Four Freshmen, Helen Reddy, Anne Murray, April Wine, Blondie, Bloodrock, Burning Spear, Buzzcocks, David Bowie, Kim Carnes, Rosanne Cash, Max Webster, Lee Clayton, Natalie Cole, The Goose Creek Symphony, Sammy Hagar, The Knack, Maze, Mink DeVille, Juice Newton, Raspberries, Minnie Riperton, Diana Ross, Sweet, The Specials, The Sylvers, Ten Wheel Drive, The Stranglers, Tavares, George Thorogood, Triumvirate, Little River Band, Wings, The Persuasions, Richard Marx, The Motels, Billy Squier, Crowded House, Peter Blakeley, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, The Doobie Brothers, Willie Dixon, Glass Tiger, Katrina & The Waves, Grace Jones, Lloyd Cole, Pet Shop Boys, Sawyer Brown, Queen, Roxette, Brian Setzer,The Smithereens, Spandau Ballet, The Tubes, Paul Westerberg, Butthole Surfers, Concrete Blonde, Billy Idol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth, Exodus, W.A.S.P., Poison, Iron Maiden, Queensrÿche,  Beastie Boys, King Tee, Mantronix, Mellow Man Ace, Robbie Robertson, Dave Koz, Ashford and Simpson, Freddie Jackson, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Skinny Puppy and others.