Label: Lightning Tree - LIGHT FLASH CD 008 • Format: CD Album Archival • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
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Explore music. Jerry Woollett. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app. Purchasable with gift card. COBRA Stallion first appeared inaiming from the outset to put original compositions at the top of their agenda, performed with a professional and theatrical stage show that was very much in keeping with the progressive musical times.
Steve was later replaced on bass by Roger Carey in From day one they produced a cohesive and original sound. The idea of bringing keyboards into the line up, particularly a Mellotron, had already been mooted when, inStallion entered the Melody Maker rock contest. The band had already booked their first studio session and, within days, the new five piece Stallion set about recording their first single Skinny Kid, together with the B-side In the Wake of the Cobra.
Released by the Flyright label early inthe single was supported by a period of constant gigging up and down the country. Shortly after the single was released Roger Carey was replaced on bass by Phil Gill, a guitarist friend of Steve Demetri.
The line up worked well, but as the band began to write songs more collaboratively, cracks began to appear.
In June and at almost exactly the right moment, singer JohnWilde came along with new ideas for the band and for how the music could be developed. John was well known in the area for his exciting and off-the-wall stage performances with various local rock groups, but what Stallion were soon to realise was that his art school background had primed him for a much more experimental approach to the songwriting style that they were now all moving towards.
With John on board, Stallion began making something of a reputation for themselves and, as a result, they appeared on the radar of producer and solo artist Phil Cordell. Cordell showed them how to double track the string sound, with the second track detuned slightly to give a thicker, richer sound, a technique the band used in the studio thereafter to provide the Mellotron texture they were seeking. Bassist Phil Gill, then on his debut studio outing, was asked to lay down several overdubs of 12 string acoustic guitar.
He assumed Cordell was being sarcastic when, at the end of his first overdub, he told him to go and do another take in the toilet. After the band stopped laughing, they realised that Cordell was serious; the lavatory was tiled and The Hard Life - Stallion - The Hard Life a great natural reverb which brought the acoustic guitar to life, another trick noted and used again in later recordings. The time they spent with Cordell became something of a defining moment for the band, with the results serving to help crystallise their signature sound.
Nevertheless, Tony Bridger felt the music had moved too far from the rock and blues that he felt comfortable with. Tony was always an honest and authentic player and the band was sad to see him leave, but the opportunity was now ripe for a more open-ended approach to the music. Steve Demetri introduced John Petri, a guitarist whose family had moved to Hastings from the same village in Cyprus as the Demetri family.
Finally, Stallion was able to create music as a complete team; everything from the Singin In The Rain - Various - JVC XRCD²⁴ Sampler to arrangements and solos were collaborative.
In tandem, John Wilde and the band were extremely focused on creating the best live show possible. In addition, the many hours spent writing and playing together allowed bassist Phil Gill and drummer Steve Demetri to discover a synergy which turned them into a totally solid rhythm section, driving and underpinning the performance. The interest generated also brought them to the attention of EMI, who invited them to record some songs at Pathway Studios in Islington.
This time, the band produced the session and the resultant recordings, three of which — If Life Were Death, Open Door and Creamed Genes — are released for the first time on this CDprovide unambiguous proof Independant Woman Part 1 (Album Version) - Crazy B / DJ Eanov - So Good - Funk & RNB Selection how far they had matured during the year since Skinny Kid.
As the result of a recommendation from Noel Redding to his then managers, Anastasia Productions, Stallion were approached by the company who, after hearing the Pathway tapes, offered the band a management contract. Despite not yet being signed to a record company, their live shows had, by then, built them a solid fan base.
They were all now emerging as consummate performers. Where John Wilde performed songs in character, he actually became that character. The crowd ate it all up, demanded three encores and returned the next Saturday for more. Stallion was certainly used to putting confrontational energy into the music and Fire - Simplefixty - Nigthmares the prospect of showcasing to this new audience the new songs that had been written.
Dogged by this management pressure, their retort was to write what became another audience favourite, Arsony in the UK, a pseudo-punk sneer at the whole situation. Despite this, studio infighting during the sessions The Hard Life - Stallion - The Hard Life that the situation reached crisis point, culminating in both John Petri and Phil Thornton leaving the band.
After searching in vain for a replacement for Phil Thornton, the band asked him to return. It had become apparent that Anastasia was not the right choice of management for them and, after their services had been disposed of, Phil rejoined. But they had lost momentum and despite the fact that they persevered for a while, performing some memorable gigs and The Hard Life - Stallion - The Hard Life , as well as The Hard Life - Stallion - The Hard Life some great new material with Julian, they eventually bowed to the inevitable and went their separate ways.
The final line-up never had another chance to record; the only song from this period ever documented for posterity was Arsony in the UK. Never happy with the final mix, Phil Gill remixed the recording inwith Julian and PhilThornton overdubbing their original parts onto it in for the CD you now hold.
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