Locomotive was an English brass-rock/psych band that was active with multiple lineups between 1966 and 1970. Based in Birmingham, they initially drew from Jamaican ska/bluebeat on three non-album singles. In 1969, they recorded the album We Are Everything You See, released after the departure of keyboardist and bandleader Norman Haines. Bassist Mick Hincks and drummer […]

Locomotive ‎– We Are Everything You See (1969)

We Are Everything You See is an album by Brummie brass-rock ensemble Locomotive, released in 1969 on Parlophone. Tracklist: A1. “Overture” A2. “Mr. Armageddon” * A3. “Now Is the End – The End Is When” A4. “Lay Me Down Gently” A5. “Nobody Asked You to Come” A6. “You Must Be Joking” ** B1. “A Day […]

Chas Jankel ‎– Questionnaire (1981)

Questionnaire is the second solo album by English jazz-funk keyboardist/songwriter Chaz Jankel, released in 1981 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “109” (3:53) A2. “Johnny Funk” (4:57) A3. “Now You’re Dancing” (3:93) A4. “Magic of Music” (4:53) B1. “Glad to Know You” (3:40) B2. “Boy” (3:53) B3. “Questionnaire” (5:18) B4. “3,000,000 Synths” (6:27) Credits: Chaz Jankel – lead […]

Mike Westbrook Orchestra Featuring John Surman ‎– Citadel / Room 315 (1975)

Citadel / Room 315 is an album by English avant-garde/jazz-rock pianist/arranger Mike Westbrook, recorded with a big band featuring saxist John Surman and trumpeters Henry Lowther and Kenny Wheeler. The album was released in 1975 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Overture” (1:41) A2. “Construction” (7:37) A3. “Pistache” (3:04) A4. “View From the Drawbridge” (8:42) A5. “Love […]

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers

John Mayall is an English guitarist and bandleader who led multiple lineups of the Bluesbreakers. They released four albums between 1966 and 1968 on Decca. The Bluesbreakers served as a launch pad for members of Cream, Fleetwood Mac, Colosseum, and Mark–Almond. Members: John Mayall (vocals, organ, piano, harmonica, guitar), John McVie (bass, 1963-65, 1965-67), Bernie […]

Henry Lowther Band

The Henry Lowther Band was an English jazz-rock quintet that released the album Child Song on Deram in 1970. The band’s namesake trumpeter arrived at the project with a credit list that included albums by John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Wynder K. Frog, Keef Hartley Band, Colosseum, Jack Bruce, Locomotive, Michael Gibbs, and the Mike Westbrook Concert […]

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 […]