Medicine Head (2)

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British 1970s rock band led by John Fiddler and Peter Hope Evans. The group recorded six albums in the seventies, the opening trio of which were on John Peel's Dandelion label. Fiddler & Hope Evans formed Medicine Head in 1969. At the end of 1971, Peter left for about nine months and John continued the band with John Davis on drums and Keith Relf on bass guitar. They left when Peter returned in the summer of 1972 and the band once again became a duo. It came off the road in October 1973 while Peter and John recruited three more musicians.

Medicine Head switched from Dandelion Records to Polydor as Hope-Evans returned for the album One & One Is One, recorded with various session musicians. The title track became the band's biggest hit, reaching no.3 in the UK in 1973, and they followed it up with Rising Sun (no. 11). For the next album Thru' A Five, the duo were augmented on a regular basis by Rob Townsend of Family on drums, Roger Saunders on guitar, and George Ford on bass. The album featured the Slim Harpo-influenced song Slip and Slide which became the band's final hit, reaching no.22 in the UK in 1974. Despite consistent touring, often as a supporting act, Medicine Head failed to place an album on the UK Albums Chart. For their final album Two Man Band, recorded at Pete Townshend's Eel Pie Studios, they reverted to being a duo.

Medicine Head finally folded in 1977. In 2005, Angel Air released the album Don't Stop The Dance, a 'lost' album, compiling some singles from an unsuccessful period with WWA Records and some unreleased sessions of the band as a five piece. John Fiddler released solo albums after the breakup of the band but revived the Medicine Head name for Fiddlersophical in 2011. In 2020 Cherry Red released a 50th Anniversary edition of the New Bottles Old Medicine debut with a second disc of singles, sessions & live material spanning the 1970-1975 period.
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63757 New Bottles Old Medicine — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) New Bottles Old Medicine (Album) Dandelion Records 63757 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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DAN 8005 Heavy On The Drum — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Heavy On The Drum (Album) Dandelion Records DAN 8005 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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2310 166 Dark Side Of The Moon — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Dark Side Of The Moon (Album) Dandelion Records 2310 166 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
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3170 131 One & One Is One — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) One & One Is One (Album) Polydor, Polydor 3170 131 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
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CN 1922/S Stereo Pop Special-54 — Medicine Head (2) The Pretty Things / Medicine Head (2) The Pretty Things / Medicine Head (2) - Stereo Pop Special-54(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 1922/S UK 1973 Sell This Version
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2383 272 Thru' A Five — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Thru' A Five (Album) Polydor, Polydor 2383 272 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
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2314 102 Two Man Band — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Two Man Band (Album) Barn Records Ltd 2314 102 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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RMC CD 021 Timepeace : Live In London -June 1975 — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Timepeace : Live In London -June 1975 (Album) Red Steel Music RMC CD 021 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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SJPCD091 Live At The Marquee 1975 — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Live At The Marquee 1975(CD, Album, RE) Angel Air Records SJPCD091 Austria 2001 Sell This Version
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SJPCD147 Fiddler's Anthology Greatest Hits - Live — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Fiddler's Anthology Greatest Hits - Live(CD, Album) Angel Air Records SJPCD147 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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SJPCD185 Don't Stop The Dance — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Don't Stop The Dance(CD, Album) Angel Air Records SJPCD185 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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SJPCD318 Radio Sessions 1971 - 1977 — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Radio Sessions 1971 - 1977(CD) Angel Air Records SJPCD318 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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SJPCD373 Fiddlersophical — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Fiddlersophical(CD, Album) Angel Air SJPCD373 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
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none Warriors Of Love — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Warriors Of Love(CD, Album) Living Room Records (7) none UK 2021 Sell This Version
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PD 5532, 2310 248 One & One Is One — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) One & One Is One(LP, Album, RP) Polydor, Polydor PD 5532, 2310 248 US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

4661 His Guiding Hand — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) His Guiding Hand (Single) Dandelion Records 4661 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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S 5075 Coast To Coast (And Shore To Shore) — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Coast To Coast (And Shore To Shore) (Single) Dandelion Records S 5075 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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DAN. 7003 (And The) Pictures In The Sky — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) (And The) Pictures In The Sky (Single) Dandelion Records DAN. 7003 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
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2001-325 Only To Do What Is True — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Only To Do What Is True (Single) Dandelion Records 2001-325 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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2001-383 How Does It Feel — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) How Does It Feel (Single) Dandelion Records 2001-383 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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2001 276 On The Land / Kum On — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) On The Land / Kum On (Single) Polydor, Dandelion Records 2001 276 France 1972 Sell This Version
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2001-432 One & One Is One — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) One & One Is One (Single, Maxi) Polydor 2001-432 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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2058 389 Rising Sun — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) Rising Sun (Single) Polydor 2058 389 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
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R-0208-II Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / By My Flyer — Medicine Head (2) Kenny Rogers And "The First Edition"* / Grupa "Medicine Head"* Kenny Rogers And "The First Edition"* / Grupa "Medicine Head"* - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town / By My Flyer(Flexi, 6", Shape, S/Sided, Mono, Card, Pic) Agencja Wydawnicza RSW Prasa Książka Ruch R-0208-II Poland 1974 Sell This Version
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6008 009 (It's Got To Be) Alright — Medicine Head (2) Medicine Head (2) (It's Got To Be) Alright (Single) Mercury 6008 009 UK 1974 Sell This Version

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AldDeF

AldDeF

March 4, 2022
edited 7 months ago
is there a way to consider these Medicine Head as default and not (2)?
I think it would be more correct

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