Saturday, December 10, 2011

Charlie & The Wide Boys - "EP" (Anchor, 1974)

A hugely underrated good ol' time rock & roll band, by the pioneers of the British pub rock movement and deeply rooted in the dipole of the Stones and the Faces tradition, formed in 1973 and quite quickly sacked from the face of the earth. "Never known to stray beyond three or four chords, like Dr. Feelgood, were hip to the beat group look when it mattered". Skinny ties, tight trousers and a bunch of good songs were a lot though for this little space on the net to point out to you the importance of Charlie & the Wide Boys. That's the only release those boys had during their lifetime (an album appeared in the shops two years after group's demise) and it's a damn fine piece of vinyl. An undiscovered by many gem that absolutely defining the term 'guitar based rock  & roll'!

6 comments:

  1. http://www.sendspace.com/file/541gl8

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  2. Very hard to find - thank you!

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  3. This post is a good example for the main reason I love your blog specially: most places only post the old classics reeditions or the last garage band, but here you can find great (original!!!) comments and real hidden gems from the classic r'n'r story... Thanks for another discover!! Un saludo macanudo from Spain.

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  4. Any chance of a re-upload for this great rarity?

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  5. The first band I saw at the Torrington in Finchley. I got their MFP album but missed this EP.

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