Spooky Tooth

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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Spooky Tooth Discography

Albums

Spooky Tooth It's All About (Album) Island Records, Island Records Australia 1968 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth / Pierre Henry Spooky Tooth / Pierre Henry - Ceremony: An Electronic Mass (Album) Island Records, Island Records Australia 1969 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth Spooky Two (Album) Island Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth Featuring Mike Harrison (2) Spooky Tooth Featuring Mike Harrison (2) - The Last Puff (Album) Island Records, Island Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth Tobacco Road (Album) A&M Records New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth You Broke My Heart So...I Busted Your Jaw (Album) Island Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth Witness (Album) Island Records Canada 1973 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth The Mirror (Album) Island Records Canada 1974 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth Cross Purpose (Album) Ruf Records US 1999 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth Live In Europe (Album) Blue Storm Music Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth Nomad Poets - Live In Germany 2004 (Album) Koch Records US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Spooky Tooth Sunshine Help Me (Single) Island Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth The Weight Island Records Italy 1968 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth Love Really Changed Me Island Records Scandinavia 1968 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth That Was Only Yesterday / Oh! Pretty Woman (Single) Island Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth Son Of Your Father (Single) Island Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth Waitin' For The Wind / Feelin' Bad (Single) Island Records Germany 1969 Sell This Version
16.12.69 HC Pierre Henry Avec Spooky Tooth / Aphrodite's Child Pierre Henry Avec Spooky Tooth / Aphrodite's Child - Un Evenement ! - En Avant-Première(7", Single, Promo) Philips 16.12.69 HC France 1969 Sell This Version
1110 Spooky Tooth Feelin' Bad(7", Promo) A&M Records 1110 US 1969 Sell This Version
Pierre Henry / Spooky Tooth Pierre Henry / Spooky Tooth - Offering / Have Mercy (Single) Philips France 1970 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth I Am The Walrus (Single) Island Records Norway 1970 Sell This Version
nip6084 Spooky Tooth no body there at all (7", Single, TP) Island Records Ltd. nip6084 UK 1970 Sell This Version
6014 007 Spooky Tooth Better By You, Better Than Me / Waitin' For The Wind(7", Single, Mono) Island Records 6014 007 France 1970 Sell This Version
6009 039 Pierre Henry avec Spooky Tooth Pierre Henry avec Spooky Tooth - Offering(7", Single, Promo) Philips 6009 039 France 1970 Sell This Version
Spooky Tooth I Am The Walrus / Son Of Your Father / That Was Only Yesterday (Maxi, Single) Island Records Germany 1970 Sell This Version