Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Lavender Hill Express - Silly Rhymes (1968)


Έφτασαν οι πολυπόθητες διακοπές και μαζί τους βρέθηκε ο χρόνος για λίγο ψάξιμο. Άρχισα να ψάχνω για ένα γκρουπ από το Austin του Texas, με το όνομα Lavender Hill Express. Δυστυχώς ότι και να έκανα στο net, δεν βρήκα κανένα κομμάτι τους να κατεβάσω. Είχα το Silly Rhymes το οποίο πανέμορφο. Μία country με folk κατάσταση, εξαιρετικά νοσταλγική. Το ανεβάζω γιατί το θεωρώ εξαιρετικό κομμάτι το οποίο εκτιμώ πως τουλάχιστον πρέπει να ακούσετε.
Όπως βλέπετε και στο βιογραφικό τους έβγαλαν μόνο σιγκλάκια, samples από τα οποία μπορείτε να βρείτε εδώ http://sonobeatrecords.com/lavenderhillexpress.html αλλά και εδώ http://www.scarletdukes.com/st/tm_aussonobeat.html μαζί με στοιχεία για το γκρουπ.
Αν κάποιος διαθέτει αλλά mp3 από το γκρουπ και θέλει, ας τα μοιραστεί μαζί μας.

Personnel:
LEONARD ARNOLD gtr A
LAYTON DE PENNING gtr A
JOHN SCHWERTNER keyb'ds A
RUSTY WIER Drms A
JESS YARYAN Bs A

45s:
1 Visions/Trying To Live A Life (Sonobeat 102) 1967
2 Watch Out/Country Music's Here To Stay (Sonobeat 105) 1968
3 Outside My Window/Silly Rhymes (Sonobeat 110) 1968
4 Mr. Peabody/Goin Back To Mexico (MVL 101) 196?

One of Austin's most durable sixties outfits, they were formed in 1966 by Leonard Arnold and Layton DePenning from Baby Cakes, who had approached Rusty Weir and Jess Yaryan of The Wig and Johnny Schwertner from The Reasons Why to form a new band. Baby Cakes manager, booking agent and local D.J. Mike Lucas was chosen to be their manager.
The Sonobeat 45s, which were issued in picture sleeves, were actually recorded in a 'studio' set up at the famous Vulcan Gas Company club. Musically after an initial pop 45, they experimented in a country direction. Indeed when they split, Rusty Wier became an important figure in the local C & W scene and enjoyed a solo career. Schwertner was involved with Plymouth Rock who issued a 45 on Sonobeat and with the Laughing Kind. The remaining members went on to play in Genesee, a later Austin band. Most of them later achieved commercial success in other bands.

Track:
The Lavender Hill Express - Silly Rhymes
http://sharebee.com/4b864da4

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

EXTRAORDINARIA CANCIÓN COUNTRY-FOLK CON TOKES ACIDOS... UNA DE ESAS JOYAS PERDIDAS... YESSSS

Janus said...

Just discovered this beautiful blog and song, it just fill in my mind right now. Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

yep me too, I would dearly love to see a full album?

Anonymous said...

Boy does this bring back memories of Lavender Hill Express,7th grade, Austin, and once I even sneaked into the Vulcan Gas Company--psychedelic! When KNOW used to play LHE, I would hold my breath and listen to their special music! I still have a 45 rpm tucked away! Wondering...is John Schwertner in any way related to Terry Schwertner? Thanks for the music, thanks for the memories guys. Texas hill country forever!