Tuesday, 17 April 2012
The first time I ever heard of Mother Goose was of course with the 1st single "Baked Beans". Like a lot of others I thought, here’s another novelty song that the radio stations are going to flog and then we’ll never hear of these guys again. Here in the country area of NSW that was exactly what happened. They flogged the track and I never heard anything from them again. Most likely this wasn't the case in the capital cities because they did go on to release ten singles all up, five for Mushroom Records & five for Parole Records. It wasn't till I was reading about them that I realised that they also had many A & B sides that didn't make it on their three LP's. So off we went collecting all the singles and while putting this set together it was then I realised what serious songwriters and musicians these guys really were and wondered why so many of these weren’t big hits all around the country. One that really stands out to me was their single from 1982 "Lonely Girls". After ripping it and fixing it up I played it over and over. Steve Young who wrote many of their songs is a great song writer indeed. So if you were like me and thought "Baked Beans" was just another one hit wonder and these guys dressed a little weirder then Split Enz in their early days, forget that and have a listen to this set of singles because I'm sure you will come away with a very different opinion of the band Mother Goose. A big thank you also goes to Woodynet for the art work and for coming up with the name for this collection.
Posted by OZZIE MUSIC MAN at 21:34