Fire were an English rock trio that was active during the late 1960s.

Members: Dave Lambert (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Dick Dufall (bass, vocals), Bob Voice (drums, vocals)

In 1968, the band issued the freakbeat/pop-psych classic “Father’s Name Is Dad” / “Treacle Toffee World” on Decca, but only managed one further 7″ on the label despite a slew of recordings. Briefly joined by guitarist/songwriter Paul Brett, the band cut The Magic Shoemaker album for Pye in 1970.

In 1972, Fire frontman Dave Lambert joined the Strawbs, with whom he remained for six years and seven albums. His solo album, Framed, appeared on Polydor in 1978.

The bulk of Fire’s late-’60s material — much of it unreleased at the time — is compiled on Underground And Overhead: The Alternate Fire, issued in 1997 on archivist label Tenth Planet.


  • “Father’s Name is Dad” / “Treacle Toffee World” (1968)
  • “Round the Gum Tree” / “Toothie Ruthie” (1968)
  • The Magic Shoemaker (1970)
  • Underground and Overhead (1997 — recorded 1968/69)

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