Caravan

Caravan are an English rock band from Canterbury that released ten studio albums between 1968 and 1982. They debuted with Caravan, a jam-oriented psych release on the American jazz label Verve. On Decca/Deram, Caravan released five studio albums, including In the Land of Grey and Pink and For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night. […]

Aviator ‎– Aviator (1979)

Aviator is the first of two albums by the namesake English supergroup, recorded in 1978 and released in 1979 on EMI’s Harvest imprint. Tracklist: A1. Your Loving Is My Home A2. Keep Your Heart Right A3. Evil Eye A4. Time Traveller A5. Silver Needles B1. Cleveland Ohio B2. Country Morning B3. Greed B4. Morning Journey […]

Gringo

Gringo was an English pop-rock band that released a self-titled album on MCA in 1971. Guitarist/keyboardist Henry Marsh subsequently became a mainstay of Sailor. Bassist/vocalist John G. Perry did stints in Spreadeagle, Caravan, Curved Air, Quantum Jump, and Aviator. He also issued a solo album, Sunset Wading, on Decca in 1976. Prior to the formation […]

Quantum Jump – Barracuda (1977)

Barracuda is the second of two albums by experimental funk-rock combo Quantum Jump, released in 1977 by the Electric Record Company. The album alternates rhythmically convoluted passages with tempered numbers reflective of mastermind Rupert Hine‘s concurrent production work for Scottish trio Café Jacques. Tracklist: A1. Don’t Look Now A2. The Seance (Too Spooky) A3. Barracuda […]

Quantum Jump

Quantum Jump was an English supergroup that fused jazz-funk and space-rock on their 1976–77 albums Quantum Jump and Barracuda, both released by the Electric Record Company. Singer–producer Rupert Hine fronted the band, which featured Peddlers drummer Trevor Morais, Caravan bassist John G. Perry, and Kevin Ayers guitarist Mark Warner. In 1979, their re-released single “The […]

Quantum Jump – Quantum Jump (1976)

Quantum Jump is the first of two albums by the English supergroup of the same name, released in 1976 by the Electric Record Company and produced by the band’s frontman Rupert Hine. The music is marked by Hine’s deft lyrics, Perry’s nimble basswork, and the occasional rapidfire vocal passage. Tracklist: A1. Captain Boogaloo A2. Over […]

Aviator

Aviator was an English art-rock band that released two albums on EMI’s Harvest imprint between 1978 and 1980. A “supergroup” of sorts, the band consisted of members with established reputations. Members: Mick Rogers (guitar, vocals), John G. Perry (bass), Jack Lancaster (woodwind), Clive Bunker (drums) Clive Bunker drummed for Jethro Tull from 1968–71 and did […]