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These will be some Rarer tunes (Mod, powerpop, punk, ska, - if it's got a good sound I'll post it) ripped from my vinyl collection. The idea is that now you Know about them, You can seek them out!
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Thursday, 4 November 2010

the Method - Kings on the corner (1977)

b/w - Dynamo

Excellent double A sided punk / powerpop 45 with more than it's fair share of the bass guitar.
To my ears Dynamo is much the better side sounding very Similar to Nick Lowe's "Heart of the city" (If you look around I'm not the 1st to say this!!)

The London (Islington) based band were

Dennis Muchmore (voc)
Paul de Raymond Leclercq (guitar) ex Desperate bicycles
John Carrod (bass)
Suzie Barry (drums)
Mathew Kleinman (tenor sax)
Jez Parfett (baritone sax)

This is the only 45 that was released by this line up but the Method did manage another 2 45 releases for Red Lightnin' records in 1980

The Pink Panther / Taking Liberties MET 1

Chances / Little Lasers MET 2

Sounds & scans below



  1. The first time I heard "Dynamo" I just stood there in awe for several minutes after the record finished. Eventually I played it again, and again...

    Yeah "Heart Of The City", but also "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "Sister Ray" (at 78rpm). Everything about it is perfect.

    Dennis nailed the harmonica solo on "Kings" in one take.

  2. My first listen of "Dynamo" was the same as James described. How could I not know of this? I love it (yep I can also hear Sister ray, Blitzkrieg Bop)

    Is their second single any good?

  3. Gary, the 2nd single is a fairly straight cover of "The Pink Panther" theme, nicely played but you could live without. "Talking Liberties" on the other hand is fine piece of sax-driven new wave, and it's more of the same on the 3rd 7".

    You can here snippets (no pun intended) of their album on the LDK blog. Includes the 3rd single plus a live version of "Talking Liberties".

  4. Hey, can anyone confirm or deny if the Dennis Muchmore on this recording is the same Dennis who was in the late 1960's group The Velvet Frog (they recorded two(?) acetates at Oak Studios of Velvet Underground & Nico influenced material and supported the Pretty Things)

    Even would like to get in contact to Dennis to find out more!!

  5. Yes, it's the same Dennis Muchmore. I believe John Carrod also played with the Velvet Frogs. Those acetate recordings are pretty good, especially 'Wasted Ground'.