Monday, March 15, 2010

Chicken Shack - Unlucky Boy

Can anyone name all the people on the cover! 
especially the "mother figure"
Is that Mrs Woodward from Lieutenant Pigeon?
If so What is the Connection?

For more than fourty years now, bassist Bob Daisley has been laying down the foundation upon which some of the greatest rock and roll ever recorded has been built. From blues and metal to ballads and progressive rock, Bob has done it all with the biggest names in the music business. As an in-demand session player, his talents have taken him all over the world. But it wasn't always that way. Everyone starts out somewhere, and for Bob Daisley that was Sydney, Australia.

Born on February 13th, 1950, Robert "Bob" Daisley was the rebellious sort, once kicked out of school for refusing to cut his hair. He first picked up the bass guitar in 1964, at the ripe old age of fourteen. He devoured a steady diet of classic Motown and R&B, honing his playing all the while. By the time he was twenty in 1970, he had recorded Wide Open with Kahvas Jute for Akarma Records. Realizing that he would not likely find his fame and fortune "Down Under", he packed up and moved across the water to London, England.

To make ends meet at first, Bob ended up cleaning apartments and working in a restaurant. But by 1972 he had gotten a gig in guitarist Stan Webb's band Chicken Shack, replacing the departing John Glascock (who would later resurface in Jethro Tull). With Webb and drummer Paul Hancox, Daisley recorded the album Unlucky Boy, released that year on Deram Records. Chicken Shack disbanded following a disastrous German tour, after which Daisley joined good-time band Mungo Jerry in 1973 before countless others including Widowmaker, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Blizzard of Ozz etc

The Band

Bass Guitar - Bob Daisley
Drums, Percussion - Paul Hancox
Piano - Tony Ashton
Saxophone - Chris Mercer
Vocals, Guitar - Stan Webb

Producer - Neil Slaven
Arranged By [Strings] - Terry Noonan
Engineer's - John Burns[Island],Anton Matthews[Olympic]
Photography - David Wedgbury

The Tracks

01 You Know Could Be Right     (Webb)
02  Revelation       (Webb)
03  Prudence's Party      (Webb)
04 Too Late To Cry   (Johnson)
05   Stan The Man   (Webb)
06  Unlucky Boy   (Thornton, Dupree)
07  As Time Goes Passing By   (Webb)
08  Jammin' With The Ash   (Webb)
09  He Knows The Rules   (McCracklin)
10  As Time Goes Passing By ( Single edit)   (Webb)  

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