RIP Mr Ken Lundgren of The Outlaws who passed away 10th October 2019
Just heard from Rob Bradford about October’s Thunderbolt. Due to his on-going indisposition, it is not likely to be out until the end of the month/beginning of November. Contents in no particular order…
TONY HOLLAND OBITUARY (Malcolm Lenny & Ian Stewart)
MARTIN MURRAY 80th BIRTHDAY (Paul Moy)
JOE MEEK ROCK & BEAT TRANQUILIZER (Pontus Von Tell / Trev Faull)
‘YOUR COUNTRY / JMS NEEDS YOU!!’ (Rob Bradford)
HOW IT ALL BEGAN FOR ME (Paul Moy)
PETER JAY & THE JAYWALKERS – THE END (Alan Johnson / Rob Bradford)
RGM WORDSEARCH (Pete Rochford)
LANCE FORTUNE (Paul Moy)
CD / LP REVIEWS (Rob Bradford)
MEEKMAIL (Edited by Rob Bradford)
TONY WHITE (MOONTREKKERS) INTERVIEW (Pete Rochford)
HONEY LANTREE DRUMS & TOUR JACKET AUCTIONED (Matthew Coxall / RB)
NEW ALBUM FROM WESTERN STAR RECORDS
The new Joe Meek tribute album is complete. This should be in stock early October.
Genuine, grade A stars such as Chas Hodges and John Leyton re-recordings sit alongside current bands such as The Strays, Henry & The Bleeders and many more.
STATUE FOR JOE MEEK UPDATE
The statue for Joe Meek is currently going through talks with the Council and I’m waiting for a meeting date with the Council to discuss it’s siting/positioning details, there will definitely be a statue, it’s just the case of getting together to discuss the final details and I’m sure we’re all aware of how long these things can take but I have been assured that there is no need for anyone to be concerned re the length of time it’s all taking.
As for the ‘Go Fund Me’ link, nothing will be put into action until I’ve had the meeting with the Council and I have all that I need to know, then the sculpture can get to work with his creativity.
Hopefully, I can give everyone a further update as soon as I have the go-ahead from the meeting, and hoping everyone will kindly get involved with the ‘Go Fund Me’ so that hopefully the statue will be erected as soon as financially possible.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Pete Rochford ~ JMS Chairman
I HEAR A NEW WORLD RE-RELEASED AS PART OF 3CD BOX SET
I Hear A New World – The Pioneers of Electronic Music, An Outer Space Music Fantasy By Joe Meek, Various Artists, 3CD Boxset
Released September 20, 2019.
A presentation featuring Joe Meek’s fantastical lunar stereophonic sound adventure, I Hear A New World; both the celebrated 1991 RPM restoration and the original unreleased 1960 concept album; placed in broader international context alongside seminal works by other pioneers of electronic music; from Daphne Oram to Edgard Varèse. Considered in this context, Meek’s masterpiece seems less an oddball pop novelty than a daring and visionary electronic sound exploration.
To purchase go to our Merchandise link
NEW TRIUMPHS ALBUM AVAILABLE
THE TRIUMPHS – MEEK AND WILD
CD 24 Tracks with 12-page booklet
1. Meeksville 2. Telstar 3. Runaway 4. Husky Team 5. North Wind 6. Eye Of The Storm 7. Wild Wind 8. M25 9. Green Jeans 10. All Shook Up 11. Wipeout 12. Here Come The Good Times 13. He’ll Only Hurt You 14. Loneliness 15. Sunday Date 16. Dreaming Of You 17. Heart Of A Teenage Girl 18. Teardrops Fall Like Rain 19. Big Jim 20. The Coalman’s Lament 21. Night Of The Vampire 22. Jack The Ripper 23. Little Sister (Live) 24. Have I The Right (Live) This is The Triumphs’ tribute to the work of famed record producer Joe Meek. Joe recorded many styles of music and ‘Meek and Wild’ offers a ‘jukebox’ full of great sounds, both vocal (15 tracks) and instrumental.(9 tracks).
In addition to popular chart toppers like Telstar and Have I The Right, the spotlight also falls on rarities such as Ray Dexter’s The Coalman’s Lament and, from the Tea Chest tapes, Geoff Goddard’s Here Come The Good Times. There are five original tracks, all inspired by the work of Joe Meek.
The Triumphs (Rob Bradford, Trev Faull, Ken Ledran and Ray Liffen) have as their special guest Dave Kaye, who recorded with Joe Meek. One of Dave’s tracks is He’ll Only Hurt You, a powerful ballad which he recorded with Joe, but which was never released at that time. Now you can hear it in a brand new arrangement with Dave backed by The Triumphs.
The album’s 12-page booklet includes descriptions of all the tracks and pictures of the band with many of the original Joe Meek artists that they have had the privilege of working with, including Clem Cattini, Dave Kaye, Malcolm Lenny (The Packabeats), Ray Dexter, Bobby Rio and Danny Rivers.
UK £9.99 including postage and packing Europe £12.50 including postage and packing Americas, Africa, Asia £13.50 including postage and packing Australia, New Zealand £13.80 including postage and packing
Go to The Triumphs web site to purchase securely through
Now also available on-line at Bim Bam Records and Leo’s Den
Other methods of payment:
Pay by cheque (drawn on UK bank) made payable to ‘R. Liffen’ and sent to 24 Dalmeny Road, Carshalton, SM5 4PP U.K Pay manually Paypal to email@example.com
The album is also available as a digital download at many outlets including
I Tunes UK I Tunes US Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Google Play and also Spotify
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