Spooky Tooth

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Formed in 1967, Spooky Tooth quickly moved into progressive rock during the heady days of the late 60s. The original band comprised Gary Wright (b. 26 April 1945, Englewood, New Jersey, USA; keyboards, vocals) plus a band named Art (see "Art (2)") that featured Mike Kellie (b. 24 March 1947, Birmingham, England; drums), Luther Grosvenor (b. 23 December 1946, Evesham, Worcestershire, England; guitar), Mike Harrison (2) (b. 3 September 1945, Carlisle, Cumberland, England; vocals) and Greg Ridley (b. 23 October 1947, Cumberland, England; bass). Their hard work on the English club scene won through, although their only commercial success was in the USA. They combined hard-edged imaginative versions of non-originals with their own considerable writing abilities. Their self-indulgent excursion with Pierre Henry on Ceremony was a change of direction that found few takers, save for the superb cover painting by British artist John Holmes. Then a number of personnel changes: Ridley had departed for Humble Pie, Gary Wright left to form Wonderwheel and Grosvenor later emerged as "Ariel Bender" in Stealers Wheel and Mott The Hoople. Three members of the Grease Band joined; Henry McCullough (b. Portstewart, Ireland), Chris Stainton and Alan Spenner. The band broke up shortly after its release, although various members, including Foreigner's Mick Jones, Bryson Graham (drums), Mike Patto and Ian Herbert (bass) eventually regrouped for three further albums which, while competent, showed no progression and were all written to a now dated rock formula. The original line-up of Spooky Tooth, minus Gary Wright, regrouped in 1999 to record a worthy album for the German Ruf label.
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Albums

FOX-7003 Spooky Tooth - It's All About album art Spooky Tooth It's All About (Album) Island Records, Island Records FOX-7003 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
ILPS 9107, ILPS-9107 Spooky Tooth - Ceremony: An Electronic Mass album art Spooky Tooth / Pierre Henry Spooky Tooth / Pierre Henry - Ceremony: An Electronic Mass (Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9107, ILPS-9107 UK 1969 Sell This Version
ILPS 9098 Spooky Tooth - Spooky Two album art Spooky Tooth Spooky Two (Album) Island Records ILPS 9098 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SP 4266 Spooky Tooth - The Last Puff album art Spooky Tooth Featuring Mike Harrison (2) Spooky Tooth Featuring Mike Harrison (2) - The Last Puff (Album) Island Records, Island Records SP 4266 US 1970 Sell This Version
RL 43-0 Spooky Tooth - Ceremony / Cricklewood Green album art Spooky Tooth, Pierre Henry / Ten Years After Spooky Tooth, Pierre Henry / Ten Years After - Ceremony / Cricklewood Green(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 43-0 US 1970 Sell This Version
RL 52-1 Spooky Tooth - Tobacco Road / Redwing album art Spooky Tooth / Redwing (2) Spooky Tooth / Redwing (2) - Tobacco Road / Redwing(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 52-1 US 1971 Sell This Version
SW-9337 Spooky Tooth - Witness album art Spooky Tooth Witness (Album) Island Records SW-9337 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
SP-4385 Spooky Tooth - You Broke My Heart So...I Busted Your Jaw album art Spooky Tooth You Broke My Heart So...I Busted Your Jaw (Album) Island Records SP-4385 US 1973 Sell This Version
RL 50-3 Spooky Tooth - You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw / Melanie At Carngie Hall album art Spooky Tooth / Melanie Safka Spooky Tooth / Melanie Safka - You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw / Melanie At Carngie Hall(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 50-3 US 1973 Sell This Version
RL22-4 Spooky Tooth - Witness / OnThe Road album art Spooky Tooth / Traffic Spooky Tooth / Traffic - Witness / OnThe Road(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL22-4 US 1973 Sell This Version
L-35,363 Spooky Tooth - The Mirror album art Spooky Tooth The Mirror (Album) Goodear Records L-35,363 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
51416 1445 2 Spooky Tooth - Cross Purpose album art Spooky Tooth Cross Purpose (Album) Ruf Records 51416 1445 2 US 1999 Sell This Version
BSTMCD002, GAS 0000002 BSM, EDL EAG 369-2 Spooky Tooth - Live In Europe album art Spooky Tooth Live In Europe (Album) Blue Storm Music BSTMCD002, GAS 0000002 BSM, EDL EAG 369-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
GELM 4182 Spooky Tooth - Nomad Poets - Live In Germany 2004 album art Spooky Tooth Nomad Poets - Live In Germany 2004 (Album) Evangeline Records GELM 4182 US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WIP 6022 Spooky Tooth - Sunshine Help Me album art Spooky Tooth Sunshine Help Me (Single) Island Records WIP 6022 UK 1967 Sell This Version
M-12.103 Spooky Tooth - Love Really Changed Me album art Spooky Tooth Love Really Changed Me (Single) Mala M-12.103 US 1968 Sell This Version
M - 12,022 Spooky Tooth - The Weight album art Spooky Tooth The Weight (Single) Island Records M - 12,022 US 1968 Sell This Version
WIP-6037 Spooky Tooth - Love Really Changed Me album art Spooky Tooth Love Really Changed Me Island Records WIP-6037 Scandinavia 1968 Sell This Version
SIR 20089, SIR 20-089 Spooky Tooth - The Weight album art Spooky Tooth The Weight (Single) Island Records SIR 20089, SIR 20-089 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
none Spooky Tooth - Forget It, I've Got It album art Spooky Tooth Forget It, I've Got It(10", S/Sided, Ace) Almo Irving Music Corp. none US 1968 Sell This Version
1144 Spooky Tooth - Waitin' For The Wind album art Spooky Tooth Waitin' For The Wind (Single) A&M Records 1144 US 1969 Sell This Version
6060 WIP Spooky Tooth - Son Of Your Father album art Spooky Tooth Son Of Your Father (Single) Island Records 6060 WIP France 1969 Sell This Version
1110 Spooky Tooth - Feelin' Bad album art Spooky Tooth Feelin' Bad (Single) A&M Records 1110 US 1969 Sell This Version
260.225 MF Spooky Tooth - That Was Only Yesterday / Oh! Pretty Woman album art Spooky Tooth That Was Only Yesterday / Oh! Pretty Woman (Single) Island Records, Island Records 260.225 MF France 1969 Sell This Version
388 862 UF Spooky Tooth - Waitin' For The Wind / Feelin' Bad album art Spooky Tooth Waitin' For The Wind / Feelin' Bad (Single) Island Records 388 862 UF Germany 1969 Sell This Version