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Sunday 3 November 2013

Akela And The Cubs - Modern Girl (1983)

B1 - How Could You Do It
B2 - Who's Taking You Home

Above average Pop Rock / Powerpop 45 from this Manchester based band.

Modern Girl falters slightly from poor production but is still quality to my ears & Who's Taking You Home could be favoured by NWOBHM fans. I suspect How Could You Do It will be disliked by all.

The Players on the 45 were

Ian Fryer (Voc)
Brian Clayton ( Lead Guitar, Piano, Voc)
Pete Fairclough (Bass, Voc) R.I.P.
Barry Jones (Drums)

Live At The Gallery, Manchester
The Band ran roughly from 1978-85 with the original line-up being

Ian Fryer  (Voc)
Brian Clayton  (Lead Guitar, Voc)
John Rothwell  (Guitar, Voc) - Left due to Work Commitments
Pete Fairclough (Bass, Voc)
Paul Bains (Drums) - Left due to "Musical Differences"

They went into the studio twice, once in '82 as a five piece and Recorded/Released an 11 Track Cassette (in two days on a very dodgy 4 track....playing mostly live) and finally as a four piece in an 8 track studio, again for 2 days and producing this 45.

* Thanks To Ian F for the band Info & Photo

BTW  - Akela (Indian Wolf) was a character (leader of the wolf pack) that appeared in Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book.

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