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STACKRIDGE 1971-1974
with James Warren & Andy Davis



5 June 1971 7" Dora the Female Explora
    Dora the Female Explora 3.45 [Stackridge] / Everyman 4.24 [Davis/Warren] (MCA MKS 5065)
Both tracks produced by Fritz Fryer.

6 Aug 1971 LP (+ CD) STACKRIDGE

  1. Grande Piano 3.21 [Davis/Warren]
  2. Percy the Penguin 3.40 [Davis/Warren]
  3. The Three Legged Table 6.47 [Warren]
  4. Dora the Female Explora 3.45 [Stackridge]
  5. Essence of Porphyry 8.04 [Warren]

  6. Marigold Conjunction 4.58 [Warren]
  7. 32 West Mall 2.25 [Davis/Warren]
  8. Marzo Plod 3.05 [Warren]
  9. Slark 14.07 [Walter/Davis] (UK LP: MCA MDKS 8002; CD 1997: Edsel EDCD 518)

    Bonus tracks 2006 CD:

  10. Slark [1972 version] 4.43
  11. Let There Be Lids 3.17 [trad, arr: Evans / produced by Stackridge] [from 1976 coll-CD "Do the Stanley"] (CD 2006: Angel Air SJPCD230)
Original LP recorded March/April 1971 at De Lane Lea Studios, London. Produced by Fritz Fryer. James Warren: lead singer (2,3,4,6,8), bass guitar, acoustic bass guitar, acoustic guitar. Andrew Creswell-Davis: lead singer (1,6,7,9), lead guitar, piano, harmonium, acoustic guitar. Michael 'Mutter' Slater: all flutes. Michael Evans: all violins. Billy Bent: drums and triangle.

5 May 1972 7" Slark [1972 version]

    Slark [1972 version] 4.43 / Purple Spaceships over Yatton 6.40 [Walter/Davis] (MCA MK 5091)
Side A produced by Tony Cox, side B produced by Fritz Fryer & Stackridge.


27 Oct 1972 7" Anyone for Tennis

    Anyone for Tennis 2.30 [Warren] / Amazingly Agnes 3.27 [Warren] (MCA MK 5103)
Nov 1972 LP (+ CD) FRIENDLINESS
  1. Lummy Days 3.20 [Davis]
  2. Friendliness (part 1) 2.27 [Warren]
  3. Anyone for Tennis 2.30 [Warren]
  4. There Is No Refuge 3.21 [Warren]
  5. Syracuse the Elephant 8.44 [Warren/Davis]

  6. Amazingly Agnes 3.27 [Warren]
  7. Father Frankenstein Is Behind Your Pillow 3.34 [Warren]
  8. Keep on Clucking 4.02 [Walter/Davis]
  9. Story of My Heart 2.04 [Slater]
  10. Friendliness (part 2) 1.54 [Warren]
  11. Teatime 5.49 [Walter/Davis] (UK LP: MCA MKPS 2025)
Original LP recorded August 1972 at Sound Techniques (except 7, recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, London). Produced by Vic Gamm & Stackridge. James Warren: lead singer, guitar, bass guitar on 8. Andy Davis: lead singer, keyboards and guitar. Mike Evans: violin and cello. Jim Walter: bass guitar, lead guitar on 8. Billy Sparkle: percussion. Michael 'Mutter' Slater: flute, piano on 9.


27 Feb 1973 non-LP 7" Do the Stanley

    Do the Stanley 2.54 [Wabadaw Sleeve] / C'est la vie 3.17 [Warren/Davis] (MCA MU 1182)
Both sides produced by Stackridge. "Wabadaw Sleeve" was used at the time by Stackridge when all members were involved in the writing credits (it's an anagram of the first two letters of every group member's surname).


28 Sep 1973 7" Galloping Gaucho

    Galloping Gaucho 2.47 [Slater/Smegmakovitch] / Fundamentally Yours 2.36 [Davis/Smegmakovitch] (MCA MU 1224)
Both sides priduced by George Martin. "Smegmakovitch" is a pseudonym used at the time for Crun Walter, James Warren & Mutter Slater.

Feb 1974 LP (+CD) THE MAN IN THE BOWLER HAT

  1. Fundamentally Yours 2.36 [Andy Davis]
  2. Pinafore Days 2.37 [Mutter Slater]
  3. The Last Plimsoll 4.31 [Andy Davis]
  4. To the Sun and Moon 2.54 [Mutter Slater]
  5. The Road to Venezuela 4.52 [Andy Davis]

  6. The Galloping Gaucho 2.47 [Mutter Slater]
  7. Humiliation 3.32 [James Warren]
  8. Dangerous Bacon 2.43 [James Warren]
  9. The Indifferent Hedgehog 3.16 [Andy Davis]
  10. God Speed the Plough 5.29 [Wabadaw Sleeve] (UK LP: MCA MCG 3501; CD 5 Feb 2007: Angel Air SJPCD232)

    Bonus tracks 1996 CD:

  11. Do the Stanley 2.54 [Single 1973]
  12. C'est la vie 3.17 [B-side Do the Stanley]
  13. Let There Be Lids 3.17 [trad, arr: Evans / produced by Stackridge] [from 1976 coll-CD "Do the Stanley"] (CD: Edel, EDCD 488)
Recorded July-Sep 1973 at Air Studios, London. James Warren: guitars, vocals. Andy Davis: guitars, keyboards, percussion, vocals. Mutter Slater: flute, keyboards, percusion, vocals. Mike Evans: violin, vocals. Billy Sparkle: drums. Crun Walter: bass guitar.

25 Feb 1974 7" Dangerous Bacon

    Dangerous Bacon 2.43 [Warren] / The Last Plimsoll 4.31 [Davis] (MCA 124)


Nov (?) 1976 coll-LP DO THE STANLEY [1971-1974]

  1. Dora the Female Explorer 3.38 [Single 1971 & on STACKRIDGE, 1971]
  2. Everyman 4.15 [B-side Dora the Female Explorer]
  3. Percy the Penguin 3.36 [from STACKRIDGE, 1971]
  4. Slark 4.43 (1972 Single Version) [originally from STACKRIDGE, 1971]
  5. Anyone for Tennis 2.27 [Single 1972 & on FRIENDLINESS, 1972]
  6. Amazingly Agnes 3.25 [B-side Anyone for Tennis & on FRIENDLINESS, 1972]
  7. Purple Spaceships over Yatton 6.41 [B-side Slark, 1972]

  8. Do the Stanley 2.52 [Single 1973]
  9. The Road to Venezuela 4.50 [from THE MAN IN THE BOWLER HAT, 1974]
  10. Dangerous Bacon 2.39 [Single 1974 & on THE MAN IN THE BOWLER HAT, 1974]
  11. Lummy Days 3.17 [from FRIENDLINESS, 1972]
  12. The Galloping Gaucho 2.46 [Single 1973 & on THE MAN IN THE BOWLER HAT, 1974]
  13. C'est La Vie 3.15 [B-side Do the Stanley, 1973]
  14. Let There Be Lids 3.17 [previously unreleased] (MCA Records, MCF 2747/MAPS 8181)
(July 1992) live CD STACKRIDGE: BBC RADIO 1 LIVE IN CONCERT [live 1972-1975]
  1. God Speed the Plough (Live 7 Jan 1975) 5.43 [Stackridge]
  2. Lummy Days (Live 21 July 1972) 3.17 [Davis/Warren]
  3. Teatime (Live 21 July 1972) 5.34 [Davis/Warren]
  4. Anyone for Tennis (Live 15 Feb 1973) 3.12 [Warren]
  5. Amazing Agnes (Live 21 July 1972) 3.35 [Warren]
  6. She Taught Me How to Yodel (Live 21 July 1972) 2.43 [Roberts/Emerson/Sciver]
  7. 32 West Mall (Live 21 July 1972) 1.56 [Davis/Warren]
  8. Syracuse the Elephant (Live 15 Feb 1973) 7.49 [Walter/Davis]
  9. The Volunteer (Live 7 Jan 1975) 4.47 [Davis/Smegmakovitch]
  10. Who's That up There with Bill Stokes (Live 7 Jan 1975) 5.00 [Bowkett/Davis]
  11. No One's More Important Than the Earthworm (Live 7 Jan 1975) 5.29 [Haskell]
  12. The Galloping Gaucho (Live 7 Jan 1975) 3.05 [Slater/Smegmakovitch]
  13. Dora the Female Explora (Live 7 Jan 1975) 4.17 [Stackridge] (Windsong, WINCD 019)
All tracks recorded at the Paris Theatre in London. Tracks 2-8: The 'original' lineup of Andy, James, Mutter, Mike, Billy & Crun. Track 1, 9-13: Andy, Mutter, Rod Bowkett, Keith Gemmell, Paul Karas, & Roy Morgan.

(27 Oct 1997) coll-CD STACKRIDGE: THE RADIO 1 SESSIONS [1971 & 1973]

  1. Three Legged Table (Recorded 21 Sep 1971) 2.20
  2. Slark (Recorded 21 Sep 1971) 14.47
  3. The Lyder Loo (Recorded 7 Feb 1973) 3.16
  4. God Speed the Plough (Recorded 7 Feb 1973) 5.43
  5. Road to Venezuela (Recorded 7 Feb 1973) 4.19
  6. The Galloping Gaucho (Recorded 7 Feb 1973) 3.23 (Strange Fruit SFRSCD 40; reissue CD 16 Oct 2012 "RADIO SESSIONS 1971-1973": Angel Air SJPCD 403)
(Oct 1998) private live/rarities CD-R STACKRIDGE: UNEARTHED
  1. Lummy Days 3.12 [Capitiol Night out at the Global Village; radio broadcast early 1974]
  2. Be Mine Tonight 3.29 (Slater/Howe) [from 1983 EP "There's Life in the Old Boy Yet" by "Rave to the Grave", a Mutt Slater solo project]
  3. Pocket Billiards 4.11 [Radio One in concert broadcast 1975]
  4. Dancing on Air 2.43 [solo single by Mutt Slater, 1976]
  5. The Volunteer 4.45 [Radio One in concert broadcast 1975]
  6. Every Living Hole/The Guest 5.23 [Capitiol Night out at the Global Village; radio broadcast early 1974]
  7. February in Shropshire 4.56 [John Peel Show 1975]
  8. Brief chat with James Warren 0.33 [Capitiol Night out at the Global Village; radio broadcast early 1974]
  9. Spin 'round the Room 2.36 [Capitiol Night out at the Global Village; radio broadcast early 1974; Warren on vocals]
  10. MacGregor/Zorgan's Daughter 4.28 [John Peel Show 1975]
  11. Solitude 3.47 [B-side Dancing on Air - solo single by Mutt Slater, 1976]
  12. Purple Spaceships over Yatton 8.42 [Capitiol Night out at the Global Village; radio broadcast early 1974]
  13. Country Boys 2.49 (Slater) [from 1983 EP "There's Life in the Old Boy Yet" by "Rave to the Grave", a Mutt Slater solo project]
  14. The Laughing Policeman 2.18 [Capitiol Night out at the Global Village; radio broadcast early 1974]
  15. Who's That up There with Bill Stokes? 4.50 [Radio One in concert broadcast 1975]
  16. Andy Davis: Baby Good For You 5.10 [from 1994 CD ANDY DAVIS BAND]
  17. No One's More Important (Than the Earthworm) 5.18 [Radio One in concert broadcast 1975]
  18. God Speed the Plough (closing) 1.33 [Sheffield University soundcheck '74]


Copyright (c) 1996-08-29 Jonas Wårstad.

Last update 2007-02-05.


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