Shoot was an English folk-rock band that released the 1973 EMI album On the Frontier. Ex-Yardbirds and Renaissance drummer Jim McCarty fronted the project on keyboards, backed with guitarist–singer Dave Green (Raw Material) and drummer Craig Collinge (Manfred Mann Chapter Three, Third World War). McCarty later reformed the original Renaissance lineup under the name Illusion.

Members: Jim McCarty (lead vocals, keyboards, percussion), Dave Green (vocals, guitar, banjo), Bill Russell (bass), Craig Collinge (drums, percussion)

On the Frontier

Shoot released their singular album, On the Frontier, in July 1973 on EMI.

1. “The Neon Life” (3:58)
2. “Ships and Sails” (3:45)
3. “Living Blind” (4:46)
4. “On the Frontier” (4:24)
5. “The Boogie” (4:15)
6. “Midnight Train” (3:40)
7. “Head Under Water” (1:09)
8. “Sepia Sister” (5:17)
9. “Old Time Religion” (3:49)
10. “Mean Customer” (7:30)

Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
Recorded At – Air Studios
Producer – Ian McLintock
Engineer – John Lecky
Engineer [Additional Sessions At Air, London] – Alan Harris, Geoff Emerick

Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion – Jim McCarty
Guitar, Banjo, Vocals – Dave Greene
Bass – Bill Russell
Drums, Percussion – Craig Collinge

Horns – Bob Birtles, Lyn Dobson
Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro – B. J. Cole
Piano – John Tout (9)
Violin – Graham Preskitt

Art Direction – Fabio Nicoli, Gered Mankowitz
Sleeve Design – Fabio Nicoli Associates
Photography By – Gered Mankowitz


  • On the Frontier (1973)


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