Listening to this now, the shrill, intense weirdness of it all makes my eyes hurt.
Way back in the 1974 it was intoxicating and exotic; propelled by Dinky Diamond's irresistible beats and adorned by guitarist Adrian Fisher's best Mick Ronson impressions; this was the most exciting album I ever owned as a teenager; the sheer euphoria of it all was offset by the fact that you couldn't suss what the hell was going on with the Maels.
After an appearance on 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' 'Whispering' Bob Harris described them as "a cross between Frank Zappa and The Monkees". I'm not sure if it was meant as a compliment...
PS: Please note that Seamus over on the excellent 'Vapour Trails' site has started playing too.
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