On the afternoon of August 19th 1971 an event took place in the Garden of The Chelsea Arts Club, South Kensington, London, which was billed as “A Summer Garden Party”. The invited guests were a mix of music business luminaries – agents, managers, record company executives, venue promoters, music paper journalists and musicians from the world’s of rock and pop.
At 6.30pm a group of Musicians sauntered onto the lawn, plugged in their instruments and began to play perhaps the strangest tunes that these jaded ears had ever heard. Sadly they only managed three numbers before the club’s management asked them to stop as they had received so many phone call complaints about the “noise” from the neighbours.
The name of the band was Stackridge.
This 3CD release is a celebration of 50 years, with a collection of the bands favourite tracks.
CD 1: 1. Overture 2. Fundamentally Yours 3. The Road to Venezuela 4. The Galloping Gaucho 5. Fish In A Glass 6. Friendliness 7. Dangerous Bacon 8. Pinafore Days 9. The Last Plimsoll 10. Humiliation 11. Hey! Good Looking 12. Syracuse The Elephant 13. The Volunteer 14. Something About the Beatles 15. Dancing On Air 16. Coniston Water 17. 32 West Mall 18. Do the Stanley
CD2: 1. Who’s That Up There with Bill Stokes? 2. Teatime 3. The Steam Radio Song 4. It’s a Fascinating World 5. Pocket Billiards 6. No-ones More Important Than The Earthworm 7. Lummy Days 8. Wonderful Day 9. Keep On Clucking 10. Big Baby 11. Percy The Penguin12. God Speed the Plough 13. Dora The Female Explorer (Single version) 14. Beating A Path 15. Grooving Along the Highway On A Monday Morning Once 16. Purple Spaceships Over Yatton 17. It Must Be Time for Bed
CD3: 1. Fundamentally Yours 2. Over The Horizon 3. Long Dark River 4. Lost And Found 5. The Road to Venezuela 6. All I Do Is Dream Of You 7. Fish In A Glass 8. Highbury Incident 9. Red Squirrel 10. Lummy Days 11. Something About the Beatles 12. The Last Plimsoll 13. Boots And Shoes 14. Teatime 15. Slark 16. The Final Bow