Stretch — Elastique 1975 (UK, Hard/Funk Rock)

Исполнитель: Stretch
Откуда: England
Альбом: Elastique
Год выхода: 1975
Жанр: Hard/Funk Rock
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 79.6 МB

Stretch were a 1970s British rock band that grew from the collaboration between vocalist Elmer Gantry (real name Dave Terry) and guitarist Kirby Gregory (real name Graham Gregory). Gantry had been the frontman of Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera, and Kirby had been a member of Curved Air. The band was put together in 1974 with help from Fleetwood Mac manager Clifford Davis and drummer Mick Fleetwood, to perform as Fleetwood Mac on a US tour because the existing Fleetwood Mac were not in a position to fulfil outstanding contractual obligations. However, Fleetwood did not join the tour as planned, and later denied any knowledge or involvement, and partway through the tour it became obvious to audiences that there was no original member of Fleetwood Mac in the band, and the tour collapsed. Bass player Paul Martinez claimed, «Mick Fleetwood pulled out at the last minute claiming not to know who we were!». Stretch rose from the ashes of this debacle, and soon had a No. 16 hit single in November 1975 with «Why Did You Do It?», the lyric of which was a direct attack on Mick Fleetwood for his failure to join the band on the ill-fated US tour. In the official video for the record bass player Paul Martinez wore a traditional keffiyeh head-dress. Besides bass player Martinez, guitarist Kirby and Jim Russell on drums and tambourine, the single featured electric guitar by Hiroshi Kato and horns by Bud Beadle, Chris Mercer, Mick Eve, Mike Bailey and Ron Carthy. The band followed the single up with the album Elastique, but during the recording of this album, Martinez was sacked. Drummer Jim Russell left the band before the recording of the second album, You Can’t Beat Your Brain for Entertainment, due to musical differences. He was replaced by future Status Quo drummer Jeff Rich. Two more albums were made, but Gantry left before the last album, Forget the Past. Another blow came in 1979 when manager Davis decided to withdraw his financial input, and the band eventually split up.

Tracks:
01. Miss Jones — 3:04
02. Why Did You Do It? — 3:32
03. Miss Dizzy — 4:03
04. Snakes Alive — 3:27
05. Write Me A Note — 4:39
06. Tomorrow’s Another Day — 4:52
07. Down Home — 3:12
08. Navy Blues — 3:19
09. Buzz Fly — 1:57
10. Slip Away — 4:00

Personnel:
Elmer Gantry (born Dave Terry) — lead vocals, acoustic guitar (03), harmonica (07), jaws harp (09)
Kirby (born Graham Gregory) — lead guitar (01, 04-06, 08, 10), electric guitar (02, 03, 07, 09), tambourine (04), acoustic guitar (07, 10), slide guitar (10)
Paul Martinez — bass (01, 02, 08)
Steve Emery — bass (03-07, 09, 10)
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Reshi — electric guitar (01, 02, 04, 06-10), slide guitar (05), electric conga (08)
Jim Russell — drums, cowbell (01), tambourine (02)
Chris Mercer, Mick Eve, Bud Bradle, Ron Carthy, Mike Baily — horn section (02)
John Cook — keyboards (10)
Martin Rushent — producer

Enjoy

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