Hatfield and the North

Hatfield and the North were an English jazz-rock band that released the 1974/75 Virgin albums Hatfield and the North and The Rotter’s Club. They were formed by ex-members of Caravan, Delivery, and Matching Mole. Keyboardist Dave Stewart (Arzachel, Egg, Khan) completed the band. Their backing vocalists, The Northettes, included singer Barbara Gaskin (Spirogyra). Three-fourths of Hatfield […]

National Health ‎– D.S. Al Coda (1982)

D.S. Al Coda is the third and final album by English jazz-rock ensemble National Health, released in 1982 Europa. The album consists of material composed by early member Alan Gowan, who passed from leukemia the prior year. Tracklist: A1. “Portrait of a Shrinking Man” (5:35) A2. “TNTFX” (3:11) A3. “Black Hat” (4:52) A4. “I Feel […]

Hatfield and the North ‎– The Rotters’ Club (1975)

The Rotters’ Club is the second of two albums by Canterburian jazz-rock ensemble Hatfield and the North, released in 1975 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Share It” (3:02) A2. “Lounging There Trying” (3:10) A3. “(Big) John Wayne Socks Psychology on the Jaw” (0:46) A4. “Chaos at the Greasy Spoon” (0:30) A5. “The Yes No Interlude” (7:02) […]

Hatfield and the North ‎– Hatfield and the North (1974)

Hatfield and the North is the first of two albums by the namesake Canterburian jazz-rock ensemble, released in 1974 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “The Stubbs Effect” (0:22) A2. “Big Jobs (Poo Poo Extract)” (0:36) A3. “Going Up to People and Tinkling” (2:25) A4. “Calyx” (2:45) A5. “Son of ‘There’s No Place Like Homerton’” (10:10) A6. […]

Spirogyra – Bells, Boots and Shambles (1973)

Bells, Boots and Shambles is the third and final album by English folk-rock/art-pop band Spirogyra, released in 1973 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “The Furthest Point” (8:16) A2. “Old Boot Wine” (4:18) A3. “Parallel Lines Never Separate” (5:05) A4. “Spiggly” (1:12) B1. “An Everyday Consumption Song” (4:29) B2. “The Sergeant Says” (3:43) B3. “In the Western […]