Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Winkies - The Winkies (1975)

Recorded well before the release date of '75, The Winkies debut is a credible release of pub rock songs in the same mould as Graham Parker's backing band The Rumour with the R&B roots of Dr Feelgood.

Brian Eno (who The Winkies toured with as his backing band), makes a guest appearance on one track and with production credited to Ten Years After bass player Leo Lyons.

Only available on CD on Japanese import at present and at a silly cost. Anyone remotely interested in this sort of music with that bar room kick, should have a search for head man Philip Rambow's two excellent solo efforts....Shooting Gallery and Jungle Law, of which both better this album by a long stretch.

Rambow of course, went on to be a hit songwriter and gained a number one spot with "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop, Swears He's Elvis" for Kirsty MacColl in 1981. By mojojeff

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8 comments:

Tom said...

Awesome! Many thanks, Lisa. It's not the greatest album, but the Eno connection and the group's vague pre-punk/pub vibe makes it worth having. Cheers!

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dugabowski said...

Great band. Great sound. Great post.
Thanks.

dugabowski said...

Great band. Great sound. Great post.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa, thanks for all these informations about this fabulous and forgotten rock band!I would like to get one japanese copy as well,but it costs such a lot!!Maybe I'll try to download it from some discreet music websites!
Anyway you can get in touch with me on:thomasphilippe31@gmail.com
See you,Mr Pink

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

apollojams said...

Never thought i'd find this again. Bought it when it came out in 1975, then it was stolen along with other little jewels in my crates. Many thanx for keeping this link active after three years! Can't wait to hear it again.

Anonymous said...

thanks again, mz