Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Brian Short “Anything For A Laugh” 1971 UK Folk Rock Psych solo LP by Brian Short of Black Cat Bones.Also features Alan White (Yes, Plastic Ono Band) and Max Middleton (Jeff Beck Group).

Brian Short  “Anything For A Laugh” 1971 UK Transatlantic label  Folk Rock Psych Rare  solo LP by Brian Short of Black Cat Bones.Also features Alan White (Yes, Plastic Ono Band) and Max Middleton (Jeff Beck Group)
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The mood here is pitted somewhere between the seemingly lighthearted title and the solemn, somber album art. It all starts off quite reminiscent of The Band, and stays that way throughout, vocally. Check for “Emily,” sampled on the Cunninlynguists’ Dirty Acres track titled “Dance For Me.” Short’s got a way of making songs that are at once chilled and somewhat gloomy, yet quite epic. Sometimes the sound is loungy, sometimes it’s baroque-folky, and a very cool sax leads the way out on “Blue Tuesday”. Meanwhile it’s just straight up guitar ‘n’ piano classic rock on “Don’t You Need Me Anymore”. And it all just somehow reminds of Joe Cocker’s version of “A Little Help From My Friends”. It’s a great obscure little album, in fact I don’t even remember how or why I got it… Very great album !
It’s turning on my turnable for more than one week.
And more I listen to … more I like it !
The title track 'Anything for a Laugh’ is amazing and the rest is very good too. 





1. Ring That Bell 
2. Emily 
3. Don’t You Need Me Anymore 
4. With You On My Side 
5. Blue Tuesday 
6. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today 
7. Mother Molly 
8. Anything For A Laugh 
9. Wishing Well 
10. Winter Comes 
11. Goodbye Brother Paul 
12.Always Another Train 

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