The Spencer Davis Group

The Spencer Davis Group was an English R&B/beat band from Birmingham, fronted by teenage singer–keyboardist Steve Winwood. Signed to Fontana, they released three albums during 1965–66 comprised mostly of blues and soul covers. Though the band was democratic, they made guitarist/singer Spencer Davis their namesake because he was the only member willing to field journalists. […]

Milk ‘n’ Cookies

Milk ‘n’ Cookies were an American pop-rock band from New York that released a self-titled album in 1975 on Island Records. Bassist Sal Maida joined Sparks for their 1976 album Big Beat. Members: Justin Strauss (vocals), Ian North (guitar), Mike Ruiz (drums), Jay Weiss (bass, 1973-74), Sal Maida (bass, 1974-?) Milk ‘n’ Cookies formed in […]

Dire Straits ‎– Dire Straits (1978)

Dire Straits is the debut album by the namesake English roots-rock band, released in 1978 on Vertigo in the UK and Warner Bros. in the US. Tracklist: A1. “Down to the Waterline” (4:02) A2. “Water of Love” (5:26) A3. “Setting Me Up” (3:19) A4. “Six Blade Knife” (4:13) A5. “Southbound Again” (2:59) B1. “Sultans of […]

Deaf School ‎– 2nd Honeymoon (1976)

2nd Honeymoon is the debut album by Liverpudlian cabaret/art-rock nine-piece Deaf School, released in 1976 on Warner Bros. It was produced by Muff Winwood, whose other credits from the period include albums by Sparks (Kimono My House, Propaganda), Burlesque, and the Fabulous Poodles. Tracklist: A1. “What a Way to End It All” (2:56) A2. “Where’s […]