The Idle Race

The Idle Race was an English pop-psych band from Birmingham, best known for the 1967 single “Imposters of Life’s Magazine” and the 1968/69 albums The Birthday Party and Idle Race. Singer Jeff Lynne joined Roy Wood in The Move, which morphed into the Electric Light Orchestra. Members: Greg Masters (bass, vocals, 1966-72), Roger Spencer (drums, […]

The Idle Race – The Birthday Party (1968)

The Birthday Party is the debut album by Brummie pop-psych foursome the Idle Race, released in 1968 on Liberty. Tracklist: A1. “The Skeleton and the Roundabout” (2:26)* A2. “Happy Birthday” (0:23) A3. “The Birthday” (3:00) A4. “I Like My Toys” (2:12) A5. “Morning Sunshine” (1:48) A6. “Follow Me, Follow” (2:48) A7. “Sitting in My Tree” […]