Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Clique: 64 Rave Up E.P

Another long lost and never before heard  re-mastered sixties acetate has been released by Acid Jazz Records on they're Rare Mod  E.P series – this time with four songs from west London legends The Clique.

They've tracked down the outfits first ever demo session, recorded at Hawkleys Studios in Hampshire on October 25, 1964 and it is this that is presented in the trade mark old school style lacquered sleeve, the sixth waxing in this limited series alongside Steve Marriott, The Fleur De Lys, The Muleskinners, Richard Kent Style, Sharon Tandy and with more to follow.

Managed by the legendary Larry Page, producer of The Troggs, Kinks and Who. The Clique shared the bill with The High Numbers (proto- Who) in Brighton in August ‘64 and headlined over The Small Faces six months later. Their hard, no-nonsense R&B was incubated in the same venues and to the same punters as The Who and The Birds – including a classic gig at The Railway Tavern in Harrow where Keith Moon famously sat in on the set.

The recordings featured on the EP  were sufficient to secure the band’s recording contract with PYE Records, who immediately re-recorded ‘She Ain’t No Good’ and released it as the groups debut single.

1.OoH Poo Pah Doo.
2. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.
3. Pretty Thing.
4. She Ain’t No Good.
Ruff, ready and essential.

Released July 25th 2011.

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