The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth was an English brass-rock band that released the albums Horizons and The Going’s Easy on Harvest in 1970. All eight members initially grouped in the Ossie Laine Show, an R&B covers band that cut an album for the Spanish market. Bassist Norman Watt-Roy later surfaced in Ian Dury’s Blockheads. Members: […]


Glencoe were an English rustic-rock band that released two albums on Epic during 1972 and 1973. The band featured ex-Skip Bifferty/ARC guitarist John Turnbull, former Greatest Show on Earth bassist Norman Watt-Roy, and Forever More alumni Stuart Francis. Turnbull and Watt-Roy subsequently cut an album as part of Loving Awareness and joined Ian Dury’s Blockheads. […]

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 […]

Ian Dury ‎– New Boots and Panties!! (1977)

New Boots and Panties!! is the debut solo album by English vocalist Ian Dury, released in 1977 on Stiff. The track “Blockheads” would inspire the name for his backing band on this and future releases. Tracklist: A1. “Wake Up and Make Love With Me” (4:19) A2. “Sweet Gene Vincent” (3:30) A3. “I’m Partial to Your […]