Roger Ruskin Spear ‎– Unusual

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United Artists Records ‎– UAS 29508
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A1 Pinball Wizard
Drums – Arran RoeGuitar – Joe RyanPiano, Whistle [Siren] – "Thunderclap" Newman*Saxophone [Tenor, Bass], Clarinet, Piano, Bells [Tuned], Theremin [Leg], Organ, Bass Guitar, Vocals – Roger Ruskin SpearWritten-By – Townshend*
3:08
A2 On Her Doorstep Last Night
Backing Vocals – The Maggie Stredder SingersBass [Blown] – Ken WhaleyDrums – Dave CharlesRhythm Guitar – Richard TreeceSaxophone [Tenor, Bass], Organ, Trumpet, Clarinet, Maracas, Vocals – Roger Ruskin SpearVocals [Shouting] – Arran RoeWritten-By – Tilsley*, Hargreaves*, Damerell*
2:16
A3 Trouble With My Trousers
Acoustic Guitar – Bim (6)Backing Vocals – The Maggie Stredder SingersDrums – Dave CharlesOrgan, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Guitar, Tambourine, Electric Piano, Piano, Other [Anti-submarine Device] – Roger Ruskin Spear
4:05
A4 Shove-Off Shostakovich
Backing Vocals – The Maggie Stredder SingersDrums, Percussion [Miscellaneous] – Arran RoeGuitar – Joe RyanPiano, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Organ, Percussion [Ash Tray, Filing Cabinet], Vocals – Roger Ruskin Spear
3:00
A5 I Love To Bumpity-Bump (On A Bumpy Road With You)
Backing Vocals – The Maggie Stredder SingersBass Guitar – Ken WhaleyDrums – Dave CharlesRhythm Guitar – Richard TreeceSaxophone, Piano, Celesta, Clarinet, Bells [Tuned], Organ, Vocals [Telephonic] – Roger Ruskin SpearWood Block – Andy NewmanWritten-By – Lewis*, Sherman*, Lombardo*
2:35
B1 When Yuba Plays The Rumba On The Tuba Down In Cuba
Backing Vocals – The Maggie Stredder SingersOther [Rhythm Assistance] – Arran RoeSaxophone [Contrabass Low B Flat Note] – A.L. Newman Esq*Saxophone [Tenor, Bass, Contrabass], Clarinet, Piano, Maracas, Claves, Organ, Melodica, Vocals – Roger Ruskin SpearWritten-By – Hupfield*
2:30
B2 Frank The Ripper
Backing Vocals – The Maggie Stredder SingersBass Guitar, Piano, Organ, Bells [Tuned], Theremin [Leg], Vocals, Trumpet [Slowed Down To Sound Like A Trombone] – Roger Ruskin SpearPiano, Drums – Arran Roe
2:50
B3 Morecambe And Wise
Backing Vocals – The Maggie Stredder SingersBass Guitar, Organ, Electric Piano, Piano, Saxophone [Trio, Bass], Clarinet [Speeded-up], Bells [Tuned], Percussion [Pop-gun] – Roger Ruskin SpearDrums – Arran RoeGuitar [Lead] – Richard Persell
3:30
B4 Heartbreak Hotel
Backing Vocals [Ooo-aah] – The Maggie Stredder SingersBass – John Sawyer (3)Bass, Rhythm Guitar – Richard PersellDrums – Arran RoeLead Vocals – A. L. Newman*Vocals, Piano, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet [B Flat], Saxophone [Tenor], Guitar [Three-necked Blues], Effects [Sound], Other [Fox Hounds] – Roger Ruskin SpearWritten-By – Presley*, Axton*, Durden*
4:10
B5 My Goodness How (Or The Revolutionary New Concrete Mixer Show]
Drums – Arran RoeSaxophone [Echo], Piano [Phased], Electric Piano [Phased], Percussion [Reversed, Phased], Bass Guitar [Echo], Bass Guitar [Ordinary], Organ, Vocals – Roger Ruskin SpearVocals [Slowed Down Male Voice Choir] – A.L. Newman Esq*
2:45
B6 Unusual
Backing Vocals – The Maggie Stredder SingersDrums – Arran RoePiano, Organ, Saxophone [Bass, Tenor], Clarinet, Tambourine [Reversed], Vibraphone, Electric Piano, Bells [Tuned], Vocals [Farmyard Impressions] – Roger Ruskin Spear
2:40

Credits

Notes

Recorded at Goring and Olympic August-December 1973.

The title of the LP is shown with the letters 'UAL' of 'UNUSUAL' printed upside-down.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): UAS 29508 A-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): UAS 29508 B-1U

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