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 […]

Egg

Egg was an English jazz-psych trio that released the 1970/71 Deram albums Egg and The Polite Force. After keyboardist Dave Stewart signed to Virgin with Hatfield and the North, he reunited Egg for the 1974 album The Civil Surface. Stewart later played in National Health and Bruford. Members: Dave Stewart (organ, piano, keyboards, synthesizer), Mont […]

National Health

National Health was an English avant-jazz/rock band from Canterbury that released a self-titled album on Affinity in 1978, followed that same year by Of Queues and Cures on parent-label Charly. The band featured three-fourths of Hatfield and the North — keyboardist Dave Stewart, guitarist Phil Miller, and drummer Pip Pyle — with a revolving line […]

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 […]

The Ghoulies – Dogged by Dogma (1982)

Dogged by Dogma is a 1982 album by one-off project The Ghoulies, with songs written by Welsh multi-instrumentalist Charlie Summers and released on his own Lounging Records label. Of the album’s nine tracks, six feature a studio collective that includes Hatfield and the North/National Health alumni Dave Stewart and Pip Pyle. Tracklist: A1. “Listening to […]

Bruford ‎– One of a Kind (1979)

One of a Kind is the second album by English jazz-rock quartet Bruford, released in 1979 on EG Records. Tracklist: A1. “Hell’s Bell’s” (3:32) A2. “One of a Kind, Part 1” (2:20) A3. “One of a Kind, Part 2” (4:00) A4. “Travels With Myself – and Someone Else” (6:12) A5. “Fainting in Coils” (6:23) B1. […]

Bruford ‎– Feels Good to Me (1978)

Feels Good to Me is the debut album by English jazz-rock quartet Bruford, released in 1978 on EG Records. Tracklist: A1. “Beelzebub” (3:16) A2. “Back to the Beginning” (7:09) A3. “Seems Like a Lifetime Ago (Part One)” (2:30) A4. “Seems Like a Lifetime Ago (Part Two)” (4:25) A5. “Sample and Hold” (5:12) B1. “Feels Good […]

National Health ‎– Of Queues and Cures (1978)

Of Queues and Cures is the second album by English jazz-rock ensemble National Health, released in 1978 on Charly. Tracklist: A1. “The Bryden 2-Step (For Amphibians) Part 1” (8:45) A2. “The Collapso” (6:09) A3. “Squarer for Maud” (11:30) B1. “Dreams Wide Awake” (8:36) B2. “Binoculars” (11:30 — 1:00-5:10-7:44-8:57-11:40) B3. “Phlâkatön” (0:08) B4. “The Bryden 2-Step […]

The Ghoulies

The Ghoulies was an avant-jazz/rock project assembled by Welsh musician Charlie Summers with an assortment of U.K. musicians, including Hatfield and the North/National Health alumni Dave Stewart and Pip Pyle. The project yielded the album Dogged by Dogma, released on Summers’ Lounging Records label in 1982. Members: Charlie Summers (guitar, vocals, flageolet, organ), Dave Stewart […]