Monday, March 27, 2017

The Old Farts Counter Offensive

The Pirates : Don't Munchen It

Once the backing band to Johnny Kidd ( They recorded the 1960 UK#1 smash "Shakin' All Over"), The Pirates re-emerged in 1976 as one of the most popular bands on the pub rock circuit. Dubbed "Old Farts" by NME, The Pirates were a sensational power trio, emphasis on power. Punks loved them because they had lived hard and looked it, sweating attitude on stage. Guitarist Mick Green's chunky lead guitar playing inspired Wilko Johnson of Dr Feelgood. In March of 1977, the band recorded six tunes at Rockfield Studios in Wales( where the Flamin Groovies recorded Shake Some Action). They would appear on the album  Out of Their Skulls, with an A side jammed with live tracks recorded in April of '77 at the Nashville Rooms in London.

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