Saturday, January 26, 2008

Finders Keepers - Stained Glass Sun (1968)

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue - applies to this record by the Finders Keepers, except that the "something blue" are mostly new compositions by various members of the group. Vocal is by John Allison, who comes from England, and we are wondering whether we detect something of Tommy Steele's influence in some of the numbers? Chris Anderson sings "Man of the Sea" and "Orient Green". The Finders Keepers perform in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg and are tremendously popular wherever they appear. We are confident that something of this record will appeal to you. Remember, there are no fewer than seven new numbers of which any one can become tomorrow's hit tune. Add this record to your collection now and prevent later disappointment when stocks run low.
(sleeve notes)

This is the CD-reissue (Phantom CD 26 / 2004) of the south-african psych/garage band from Johannesburg. The original album was released on "Bonus 134". The great garage mayhem "Man Of The Sea", the nice pop number "Your Loving" and the psychedelic "Reflections" are the best tracks to my ears. This one's by request.

- Stained Glass Sun
- Man Of The Sea
- Catch The Wind
- Your Lovin'
- Urban Spaceman
- Sometimes
- Sailor Go Home
- Orient Green
- With The Wind
- My Little Lady
- The Folk Singer
- Reflections

Personnel incl.:
John Allison (vcls)
Chris Anderson (vcls)

Band origin:
Johannesburg (South Africa)

1. Stained Glass Sun (Bonus 134) 1968

Get it here (Artwork included)

Listen to Man Of The Sea


Anonymous said...

Hi Buffalo Billycan,Speaking of bands from South Africa I use to have this album years ago and wish i still had it!The band "The Staccatos"and the album is called "Here and now", NEM, NEMS 300, 1968 if you can post it Many thanks

Buffalo Billycan said...

Sorry Laurie, I can't help you in this case.

Anonymous said...

Great music! Thanks for posting