Another amazing live performance by The Move. How cool are these guys? Trevor Burton is playing his guitar backwards, Carl Wayne's lead singer histrionics are over-the-top and hilarious, bass player Ace Kefford is the coolest, and everybody sings and plays their asses off (especially Ace on that bridge - "Get a hold of yourself now baby...").
"A short video by Martin Kinch featuring paintings of Roy Wood by the artist Debra Dee, The paintings are featured in an exhibition at St Pauls Gallery in Birmingham untill the 23rd Feb - I also had a short chat with Roy about the paintings" via britrockaholic.tumblr.com
"First aired August 15th, 2011 "Come To The Sunshine" show 72 Moves to the sound of Roy Wood, Carl Wayne, Trevor Burton, Bev Bevan, Ace Kefford, Rick Price and Jeff Lynne. Yes, its THE MOVE!"
"This spectacular spotlight features two hours of rare radio recordings, vintage vinyl and astounding covers from Birmingham's finest, The Move. Host Andrew Sandoval also spins Move related recordings and covers from Idle Race, Lemon Tree, Sheridan/Rick Price, Acid Gallery, The Casuals, Equipe 84 & Tom Northcott." via cometothesunshine.podomatic.com
It was April of 67. The Summer of Love was in full swing and Denny Laine, late of the Moody Blues, donned the obligatory kaftan, grew a trippy little mustache, and slipped on a pair of groovy Granny Takes A Trip glasses, channeled his best McCartney look and released "Say You Don't Mind". Deram DM 122 was a great record, but it didn't bother the charts, sadly. After The Moody Blues, Denny formed The Electric String Band with Trevor Burton, from The Move, and Viv Prince, from The Pretty Things, so they 'may' be on this record. But for Denny, Wings was ahead. 5 years later, Colin Blunstone took this song to #15 in the UK
Deram DM 117 changed me. "I Can Hear The Grass Grow" by The Move. When I first heard this on Radio Luxembourg in March of 1967, I really couldn't believe what I was hearing. This record transcended music, and spoke to me in a spiritual way, as strange as that sounds. I quickly headed to a local department store in Trier, Germany, to the 'schallplaten' department, and bought the 45. I joined The Move Fan Club. I played this record continually. There are a number of 45s that I bought back in that era that mean a lot to me. They helped me cope with being in the Army at the time. This is one. "Painter Man" by The Creation was another. "My Friend Jack", "Defecting Grey". I still have them all. Whenever I turned on the radio, I felt like I had a good chance of hearing something amazing. And I usually did. This record spent 6 weeks in the charts and really put The Move on the map. Watch the video that Spike posted earlier from a French TV show of this song. It shows how powerful a live band they were. Ahh, yea, The Move!