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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Graham Day and The Forefathers - Good Things

Graham Day and The Forefathers - Good Things

Graham Day, Allan Crockford and Wolf Howard have been blasting out their muscular version of “Medway garage-rock” in various combinations over a period of more than 30 years, releasing dozens of albums between them. Graham and Allan were in The Prisoners (1982-86), before forming The Prime Movers with Wolf in 1988, releasing three albums before they split in 1993. The trio was re-united in 1999 as The Solarflares, releasing another five albums until once again calling it a day in 2004. 

The three re-united as a live band in 2013. The Forefathers formed around the idea that the time was right for rifling through the “Graham Day Songbook” and delivering a “best of...” set: stripped down live versions of the best of The Prisoners, The Prime Movers, The Solarflares and Graham's most recent band, The Gaolers. One might think that The Forefathers are essentially a “tribute act” – a tribute to themselves and their shared musical history. If that is true, they are the purest and best tribute act in existence – no one delivers a Graham Day song like Graham Day, Allan Crockford and Wolf Howard. 

After a debut single on State Records, here’s the album. "Good Things" packs six Solarflares’ tunes, three from The Prisoners, two from The Gaolers and one from The Prime Movers. Recorded in the back room of a mate’s print shop, using a couple of old mics, the backing tracks were bashed out in one take, raw ’n’ alive.

The vinyl, in glorious MONO, comes with a CD and a digital download. All formats for just one purchase! 


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