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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, 9 June 2011

Dandy - Love Potion No 9 (1979)


b/w - Anyway You Want It

OK, I'll be honest I bought this on account of it being a cover version (God knows how many covers of the Leiber Stroller hit there are!!).
I'll admit to being mildly disappointed but when I flipped it over all my woes went away as Anyway You Want It is a great teenybopper / powerpopper.

The band were from the Norfolk area (Kings Lynn)

Phil Hammond (voc) - yellow shirt
Jeremy Pictor-Wayne (guitar) - white shirt
Alf Greenfield (bass) - red shirt
Nick Potts (drums) - green shirt
Mark Hayley (also vocalist for band but unrecorded)

After 2 45's for RCA (their earlier 45 was Disco Dancer/Wam Bam Shang-A-Lang 1978) vocalist Kevin Harris ( ex Stevenson's Rocket ) was drafted in & the band changed their name to The Spitfires. (who released another cool powerpop 45 on RCA Friday On My Mind / Can't Get You Off My Mind)
Whereas Mark Hayley went on to release Solo records + tunes under The Hayley brothers & also played with The Kinks, The Monkees & The Rubettes.

production for all their 45's was by Bill Kimber (who also worked on all the Monos! 45's)

Sounds & scans below

http://www.mediafire.com/?g82ie48y4dctej6

7 comments:

  1. 'Alf' was Alf Greenfield, 'Potts' would've been Nick Potts, and 'Hammond' would've been Phil Hammond. But that's all I know!

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  2. Still more than me, thanks for linking the names - one step closer to finding out the drummer's name!

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  3. Thank you very much for all.

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  4. Thanks Bruce ! Add another one to the list.

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  5. There were loads of copies on Gemm last time I looked - It's a cheapie!! pay no more than $5 (unless you really have to)

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  6. Phil Hammond, not Mark Haley, was the vocalist. (Phil Hammond is the guy in the yellow shirt in the pic.) Mark Haley was never officially in the band, although coming from the same town, they played together occasionally yet no recordings were made. Nick Potts (green shirt) is the drummer. Nick Potts occasionally played with the Haley band and some years later, Jem Wayne (white shirt) had a project with Mark Haley which resulted in a single release.

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  7. thanks for the info & clearing up the confusion (the post has been changed)

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