Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band ‎– Six Hour Technicolour Dream Cambridge 1972

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Easy Action ‎– EARS052
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Tracklist

1 Sea Cruise
2 L.A To London Boogie
3 Ice
4 Nadine
5 Drinkin' That Wine
6 Number Nine
7 Gotta Be A Reason
8 Let's Roll
9 Sweet Little Angel

Credits

Notes

Cambridge Corn Exchange, January 27th 1972

Gatefold card sleeve with booklet.

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  • Barcode: 5060174955204

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funkdrops

funkdrops

July 6, 2014

An extraordinary live recording of a band put together by ex Tomorrow /Pretty Things & Pink Fairies drummer Twink with Jack Monk and U.S singer Brice Pain but includes guests Fred Frith and one Syd Barrett
Cambridge Corn Exchange January 27th 1972
After a spell in Morocco, Twink (ex-Pink Fairies) moved to Cambridge and worked with the 'Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band', initially with vocalist/guitarist Bruce Michael Paine (ex-Apple Pie & star of the San Francisco production of 'Hair') and John 'Honk' Lodge (Junior's Eyes, Quiver) playing bass. The Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band, now with ex-Delivery bass player Jack Monck, backed American Blues guitarist Eddie "Guitar" Burns at King's College Cellar on 26 January 1972. Jack's wife Jenny Spires, a friend of Twink's and former girlfriend of Syd Barrett (ex-Pink Floyd), went with Syd down to the gig and he brought his guitar along and jammed with them in the last set. At the "Six Hour Technicolor Dream" at the Cambridge Corn Exchange the next day (27 January), the Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band, with guests Fred Frith and Syd Barrett, played on a bill with Hawkwind and the Pink Fairies.The Boogie Band played five tracks before being joined on stage by Syd for a further three. Within the next day or two Jenny, Jack & Twink said 'wouldn't it be great to get Syd playing again'. Twink recalled: "We went round to his house and... Syd came to the door and Jenny said, 'Jack and Twink were thinking it would be nice to form a band, just the three of you.' So he said 'Yeah, alright, come in'. And that was that. We started rehearsing down in the basement of his house, that's how it started." "We were doing all of Syd's stuff, old material like 'Lucifer Sam'. We did about half a dozen gigs. I think it was a pretty tight set but some of the gigs were kind of loose because we didn't have road managers, we just had people helping out and stuff. We played all around the Cambridge area, didn't go out of Cambridge, just places like coffee bars - and we played the Market Square, that was the most memorable gig. It was a good gig, it was really brilliant." "And we did a few in the Dandelion Coffee Bar, I think we did two there & they were also good."

This gig was recorded, and while one mastertape was confiscated by EMI in 1985, another copy surfaced in 2005. In June 2010 this tape was offered for auction but failed to reach its reserve price. It was then purchased by the Easy Action label, who also hold the tapes of the Pink Fairies and Hawkwind sets from the same show. Easy Action released the Hawkwind set as an album licensed from EMI Music in 2012, and are currently restoring and mastering the Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band tape for an official release in Spring 2014.