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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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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Slow Motion - Christmas Charade (1979)

b/w - Maybe

Nice Punk/powerpop Medley of " White Christmas", "Good King Wenceslas", "Jingle bells" & "God rest ye Merry Gentlemen" arranged by John & Jeff Palmer & recorded at RKO (Robert Kingston Organisation) studios, London in December 1979.

Band members were
John Palmer - (voc)
Mike Norton - (lead guitar)
Graham Wieland - (bass)
Ritchie Carter - (drums)
Jeff Palmer - (keyboards)

For me, the winner is the punky version of Thom Pace's Maybe (this was the theme tune to the life & times of Grizzly Adams)

Thanks to Mike (see comments) for the extra info

Sounds & scans below



  1. Hi, Just ran upon this site while googling for some rare bands I found through Soulseek. Good stuff here.

  2. Thanks,this record is great fun!

  3. Thanks for this single, now i'm discovering this boys

  4. Hi there. I was surprised to find this. As it happens, I was the guitarist on "Christmas Charade" and its B-side "Maybe". Slow Motion were: John Palmer - vocals; Jeff Palmer - keyboards; Mike Norton - lead guitar; Graham Wieland - bass; Ritchie Carter - drums. Both tracks were recorded at RKO (Robert Kingston Organisation) Studios London in December 1979. Despite getting a certain amount of radio-play and being featured on one of those 'Juke Box Jury' type TV shows, the record sank without trace. The band fell apart due to internal disagreements in 1980 and unless someone's released some of our 'demo' tracks out there in the great blue yonder there's nothing more of 'Slow Motion' to be found in the public domain.

  5. Hi Mike - thanks for the extra info - I've updated the post.