Saturday, January 1, 2011

DOGGEREL BANK-SILVER FACES, LP, 1973, UK




The first of two albums by this fantastic, forgotten and determinedly wacky UK outfit, Silver Faces is probably best understood as a quintessentially British spin on the sorta absurdist polit-rock of Germany's Floh De Cologne (particularly circa Fliessbandbaby's Beat Show), though the particular (sub)cultural lens it's being viewed through here renders the results somewhere between Monty Python, Daevid Allen's The Death Of Rock, The Bonzo Dog Band, that "Hare Who Lost His Spectacles" bit on Jethro Tull's Passion Play and, when they're rocking out a bit, even a bit of an akin to the Chou Pahrot LP that I'm also sharing today.

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5 comments:

the saucer people said...

The name 'Doggerel Bank' is a play on the site of the Lovell radio-telescope called 'Jodrell Bank' in Cheshire here in the north of England..it's pretty famousin the UK but unless you are into the space sciences then I imagine it means very little to anyone residing outside the UK....

....look forward to another year of sublime sonic insanity from Mutant Sounds!

Anonymous said...

i love you forever for posting this
thankyou thankyou!

Dav Trev said...

Glad to see I'm not the only person who has this! I have seen a total of 2 copies.
I always though the name was a play on Dogger bank - a sand bank in the North Sea, and Doggerel - "verse considered of little literary value". As the writer/vocalist William Bealby-Wright is a poet multiple meanings are to be expected.
Chou Pahrot too - we seem to share a collection! :)
PS have you seen what they are doing at the top of that rainbow?

newelectricmuse said...

Blimey! There here too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7D6eCpRh_E

Roddus said...

This new link don't work.