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Track 0019: STEAL AWAY (Hodgson/Charlton) 4:04 (PURITY) (5th April 1973)
Musicians: John Hodgson – melodica, Michael Charlton – lead vocals, drums
Recorded: Langley Studios (room 2) mono cassette recorder
Another new instrument was introduced for this song, a melodica borrowed from my sister Ann. One of Michael's best vocal performances, interspersed with a mournful line on the melodica.
This was recorded in the kitchen at Michael's house, we moved in there from time to time as the acoustics were better, which can be discerned on this recording.
Various objects were used for percussion on these early recordings as the band didn't have access to a proper drum kit. On this occasion an upturned plastic washing up bowl was used.

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Fast Cakes aka John Hodgson presents "Legend & Lunacy" a 50th Anniversary box set of 1261 tracks celebrating 50 years of songwriting and music making with a variety of bands including Blitzkrieg Bop, Basczax & Makaton Chat amongst others. From pop tunes to indie anthems, all human life is here. ... more

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