Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Darryl Cotton and Beeb Birtles formed the duo playing harmony – laiden soft rock. The Frieze clothing company offered them sponsorship on the condition that they wear the clothing and perform under the name Frieze. Frieze’s 1st single was “Feelings” 1971 on Robie Porter’s Sparmac label. In 1972 they recorded an album B.C. for Warner, using the Burke & Wills as it’s backing band. Cotton’s debut single “Why Do Little Children Have To Die” was lifted from the B.C. album. The band broke up in May of ’72 with Birtles joining Mississippi then later Little River Band. Cotton left Oz to go to the U.K. where he worked with another Aussie Mick Flynn ex Mixtures. The two songs for you to download are “Feelings” b/w “Young Man’s Lament” (SPR-012). For some strange reason (and I guess it’s the change of record company) these two songs never made it on the album. We have the B.C. L.P. in our collection somewhere and may post it at a later date.
Posted by OZZIE MUSIC MAN at 22:51