Thursday, September 1, 2016

Castle Farm - "The Studio Sessions 1971-72"

From Rob Wills' PUREPOP: "at the crossroads of Junkshop Glam and Punk'd out Boogie"
Castle Farm were from Rumford, Northeast London. The band released a single "Hot-rod Queen" b/w "Mascot" on Farm records (FARM 1).
Castle Farm developed a loyal following and were soon gigging all over London and throughout Essex and Kent. After moving on to the college circuit, the bought a six-wheel Tranny from Badfinger, and began traveling as far as Winchester and Leeds. Supporting acts such as Rory Gallagher, Deep Purple, Savoy Brown Blues Band, among others.
Forming a grudge with the music industry as a whole, who, in those times, would sign a band just to shelf them so as to squash competition with whoever they were promoting at the time, they funded their own single and pressed 2,000 copies of "Hot-Rod Queen."
They did record enough material for a full length release, but alas it never came to pass.
Collected and released as "The Studio Sessions", their music is for the most part, available for the first time.
Great rock and roll with slide guitar (a'la Rose Tattoo).

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