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Main » 2008 » June » 6 » Noel Redding Band - 1975 - Clonakilty Cowboys
Noel Redding Band - 1975 - Clonakilty Cowboys

Noel Redding Band - 1975 - Clonakilty Cowboys

Tracks :
A1 There's a Light 2:59
A2 Throw Me a Buoy 2:52
A3 After All 4:36
A4 Roller Coaster Kids 3:18
A5 Eight Nights a Week 3:37
B1 Clonakilty Cowboys 2:55
B2 Snowstorm 3:01
B3 Born to His Name 2:50
B4 If I Had 3:40
B5 Got to Move Away 3:44

Here's what Vernon Joynnson sais in "Tapestry of Delights" :

Noel Redding (real name David Redding) was born on Christmas Day 1945. He first came into the public eye when he joined The Jimi Hendrix Experience in September 1966 on bass. At the time he was in a mid-sixties band called The Loving Kind. He played with Lord Sutch and His Heavy Friends in the early seventies and also with Fat Mattress before forming Road, a UK-US three-piece.

ERIC BELL gtr, vcls A
DAVE CLARKE keyb'ds, vcls A
NOEL REDDING gtr, vcls, bs A

2(A) BLOWIN' (RCA RS 1084) 1976

1 Roller Coaster Kids/Snowstorm (RCA RCA 2662) 1976
2 Take It Easy/Back On The Road Again (RCA PB 9026) 1977

Review :
Former Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding's second attempt to lead a group (following Fat Mattress), the Noel Redding Band were more of a cooperative effort than their name would suggest. Redding may have been the organizing principal behind the unit, but David Clarke wrote or co-wrote almost all the material as well as singing lead vocals, while Eric Bell played lead guitar. Whoever dominated the band, however, their debut LP, Clonakilty Cowboys, was very much a British rock album of its time. There were hints here of the Faces and there of Mott the Hoople in a mainstream rock sound that seemed utterly familiar in the mid-'70s, but didn't much remind you of Redding's work with Hendrix. When Bell took off on his solo, for example, at the end of "Eight Nights a Week" (a paean to being a rock & roll star), his high-pitched work was out of Rock Guitar 101, but it had none of Hendrix's inventiveness. Maybe it's not fair to make such a comparison, but one falls into comparisons in discussing the music because it had little distinctive character of its own. As singers, neither Clarke nor Redding made it out of the rusty-voiced ranks of generic rock vocalists. Clonakilty Cowboys didn't make any noise on the charts and it didn't deserve to. Redding and company had made a fairly typical album for their time, but hadn't done anything that distinguished them from the pack.
~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide

Bio :
Noel Redding was a member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience from its formation in 1966 until he left in 1969. He was hired in as a bass player, reportedly due in some part to his look (a huge afro and his trademark granny glasses), despite his real desire to continue as a guitarist. In addition to his work in the Experience, Redding formed and played guitar in Fat Mattress, who released two albums in the late '60s and early '70s, and was involved in Road and the Noel Redding Band. In the mid-'70s, the Noel Redding Band did two albums for RCA, three tours of Holland, two tours of England, one tour of Ireland, and a ten week tour in America. Residing in County Cork, Ireland, in a house purchased from his Experience earnings, however, he claimed to no longer receive payment for his time with the band. "I was forced to sign away my royalties in 1974," he said, "I even had to sell the bass I used during that time, for $16,000." Redding has since written a book which has been compiled over the years from his diaries and legal files, entitled "Are You Experienced?'' It was published in 1996 by a small London firm called Fourth Estate Books, and includes some previously unpublished photographs. In May of 2003 Redding was found dead in his home, he was 57.
~ Zac Johnson, All Music Guide

Thanks Nel for this one !!!

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