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Sunday, 24 May 2009

Post 106 - Blackfeather - Slippin' & Slidin' / Fly On My Nose

Blackfeather were one of the most popular and successful groups of the early 1970's, Over 50 musicians have passed through the Blackfeather ranks. Blackfeather formed in April 1970 with the original line-up being John Robinson (guitar), Neale Johns (vocals), Leith Corbett (bass) and Mike McCormack (drums). All but Johns had come straight from the split of the Dave Miller Set, The band released two classic singles "Seasons Of Change" and "Boppin' The Blues", since they were between drummers at the time, the single  "Boppin' The Blues" was actually cut with Aztecs drummer Gil Matthews. Their album At The Mountains Of Madness 1971 is still one of the most regarded progressive rock LP's.  The second LP, the Howard Gable produced live album Boppin' The Blues, recorded at gigs at Melbourne Town Hall and the Q Club in September, and released in December 1972. Their third and last single, a version of Little Richard's "Slippin & Slidin'" was released in February 1973, They performed at Sunbury '73 in January and their set was recorded and released the following year as a live LP which has a live version of "Slippin' & Slidin'” here for you to download is the studio version of  "Slippin' & Slidin'” b/w “Fly On My Nose” (INK-4988). 

1 comment:

AussieRock said...

Can't thank you enough Ozzie for this one - already had Slippin' & Slidin' but have never heard the B-Side 'Fly On My Nose' until now.
Another missing link in th endless chain of Aussie classics