Album artwork for Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs Present Incident at a Free Festival by Various
Album artwork for Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs Present Incident at a Free Festival by Various

Incident At a Free Festival is a tribute to the mid-afternoon slots at Deeply Vale, Bickershaw, Krumlin, Weeley, and Plumpton – early 70s festivals that don’t get the column inches afforded the Isle of Wight or Glastonbury Fayre, but which would have been rites of passage for thousands of kids. Bands lower down the bill would have been charged with waking up the gentle hippies and appealing to both the greasy bikers and the girls in knee-high boots who wanted to wiggle their hips. And the best way to do that was with volume, riffs and percussion.

Compiled by the venerated Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne, this is the heavier side of the early 70s they summarised on the acclaimed English Weather collection. There’s an air of menace and illicit thrills among tracks by Andwella, Stack Waddy and Leaf Hound (whose “Grower of Mushroom” album is worth well over £1,000). Bigger names include the rabble-rousing Edgar Broughton Band and kings of the festival freakout, Hawkwind. They are represented by the rare Ejection single.

For every mystical Tyrannosaurus Rex performance there was something like Atomic Rooster’s Tomorrow Night or Curved Air’s Back Street Luv to capture the spirit of the day and stir the loins of festival goers; the tracks on Incident At a Free Festival were inspired by both Chicago’s percussive wig-outs and the Pink Fairies’ anarchic spirit. The sounds were heavy and frequently funky, with a definite scent of danger. Their message was clear and simple: clap your hands, stamp your feet, hold on to your mind.

So, put on your wellies in your living room, drop the needle or fire up the CD or record player and enjoy.

1. Chasing Shadows - Deep Purple

2. One Way Glass - Manfred Mann Chapter Three

3. Hold Onto Your Mind - Andwella

4. Hot Pants - Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw

5. Do It - Pink Fairies

6. Tomorrow Night – Atomic Rooster 7

. Taken All The Good Things - Stray

8. Out Demons Out - Edgar Broughton Band

9. For Mad Men Only - May Blitz

10. Back Street Luv - Curved Air

11. Ejection - Hawkwind

12. Meat Pies ’ave Come But Band's Not ’ere Yet - Stackwaddy

13. Lovely Lady Rock - James Hogg

14. Third World - Paladin

15. Taking Some Time On - Barclay James Harvest

16. Ricochet - Jonesy

17. Led Balloon - Steve Gray

18. Big Boobs Boogie - Slowload

19. Freelance Fiend - Leaf Hound

20. Confunktion - Dave Richmond

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Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs Present Incident at a Free Festival

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Album Artwork für Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs Present Incident at a Free Festival von Various
LPx2 +

39,99 €

exklusiv

Hand Numbered. Housed in Gatefold Sleeve.

Denim Blue

Rough Trade-Exklusiv
Limitiert auf 300 Kopien
Veröffentlicht 24.11.2023Katalognummer

XXQLP2120RT

Album Artwork für Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs Present Incident at a Free Festival von Various
LPx2

49,99 €

Housed in Gatefold Sleeve.

Black
Veröffentlicht 24.11.2023Katalognummer

XXQLP2120

Album Artwork für Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs Present Incident at a Free Festival von Various
CD

22,99 €

Veröffentlicht 24.11.2023Katalognummer

CDCHD1619

Incident At a Free Festival is a tribute to the mid-afternoon slots at Deeply Vale, Bickershaw, Krumlin, Weeley, and Plumpton – early 70s festivals that don’t get the column inches afforded the Isle of Wight or Glastonbury Fayre, but which would have been rites of passage for thousands of kids. Bands lower down the bill would have been charged with waking up the gentle hippies and appealing to both the greasy bikers and the girls in knee-high boots who wanted to wiggle their hips. And the best way to do that was with volume, riffs and percussion.

Compiled by the venerated Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne, this is the heavier side of the early 70s they summarised on the acclaimed English Weather collection. There’s an air of menace and illicit thrills among tracks by Andwella, Stack Waddy and Leaf Hound (whose “Grower of Mushroom” album is worth well over £1,000). Bigger names include the rabble-rousing Edgar Broughton Band and kings of the festival freakout, Hawkwind. They are represented by the rare Ejection single.

For every mystical Tyrannosaurus Rex performance there was something like Atomic Rooster’s Tomorrow Night or Curved Air’s Back Street Luv to capture the spirit of the day and stir the loins of festival goers; the tracks on Incident At a Free Festival were inspired by both Chicago’s percussive wig-outs and the Pink Fairies’ anarchic spirit. The sounds were heavy and frequently funky, with a definite scent of danger. Their message was clear and simple: clap your hands, stamp your feet, hold on to your mind.

So, put on your wellies in your living room, drop the needle or fire up the CD or record player and enjoy.

1. Chasing Shadows - Deep Purple

2. One Way Glass - Manfred Mann Chapter Three

3. Hold Onto Your Mind - Andwella

4. Hot Pants - Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw

5. Do It - Pink Fairies

6. Tomorrow Night – Atomic Rooster 7

. Taken All The Good Things - Stray

8. Out Demons Out - Edgar Broughton Band

9. For Mad Men Only - May Blitz

10. Back Street Luv - Curved Air

11. Ejection - Hawkwind

12. Meat Pies ’ave Come But Band's Not ’ere Yet - Stackwaddy

13. Lovely Lady Rock - James Hogg

14. Third World - Paladin

15. Taking Some Time On - Barclay James Harvest

16. Ricochet - Jonesy

17. Led Balloon - Steve Gray

18. Big Boobs Boogie - Slowload

19. Freelance Fiend - Leaf Hound

20. Confunktion - Dave Richmond