McGOUGH & McGEAR
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 9:55PM
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McGough & McGear: McGough & McGear. CD ORDER NOW!

• The Legendary 1967 Collaboration Between Roger McGough and Mike McGear (a.k.a. McCartney)

• Features Appearances by Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Graham Nash, John Mayall, Spencer Davis, Paul Samwell- Smith and more

• Liner Notes Feature Exclusive Quotes from Roger McGough and Mike McCartney

• Mastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC

Roger McGough and Mike McGear were members of The Scaffold, a British music/poetry/comedy act that scored several hits (most notably “Thank U Very Much,” “Lily the Pink” and “Liverpool Lou”) on the British charts during the ‘60s and ‘70s, when they recorded this album in 1967. However, none of those hits appear here, and the album itself never made the charts. So why does this record trade for hundreds of dollars in collector circles? Well, for starters, Mike McGear’s given name is Mike McCartney, and his well-known brother guests on and helped to produce the album. But like we said, that’s just for starters—though you wouldn’t know it from the album credits. A virtual cavalcade of British and American rock royalty appear on this record, including John Mayall, Spencer Davis, Paul Samwell-Smith and, on the last track, “Ex Art Student,” Graham Nash on vocals and some guy named Hendrix on guitar and sitar. And the music? It’s a perfectly delightful period piece of psychedelic whimsy, right down Main Street for fans of the Bonzo Dog Band, Monty Python and Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake. Our Real Gone reissue features liner notes by Richie Unterberger featuring quotes from both Roger McGough and Mike McGear (who goes by Mike McCartney, now that it’s safe). Essential ‘60s pop culture!

Tracks:

1. So Much; 2. Little Bit of Heaven; 3. Basement Flat; 4. From: “Frink, a Life in the Day of” and “Summer with Monika”- Prologue Introducing a) Moanin‘ b) Anji; 5. From: “Frink, a Life in the Day of” and “Summer with Monika” - Epilogue; 6. Come Close and Sleep Now; 7. Yellow Book; 8. House in My Head; 9. Mr. Tickle; 10. Living Room; 11. Do You Remember; 12. Please Don‘t Run Too Fast; 13. Ex Art Student


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