Dec 6, 2013

Hudson Ford - Nickelodeon (1973, CD edition 2009)

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Artist Biography by Paul Collins:
Though best known for their membership in The Strawbs, the rhythm section of John Ford (bass) and Richard Husdon (drums) worked together both before and after their '70 -'73 stint with the folk-prog band. Previously with Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, and then The Velvet Opera, the duo moved on from the songwriting disputes of The Strawbs to form Hudson Ford in 1975. The two are well matched: in The Strawbs, Hudson would play low in the mix, often leaving the kit for entire songs to sing or play sitar, while Ford danced into the gap by playing a strongly precussive style of bass guitar. Their sound for Hudson Ford, though, ranged from McCartney-esque soft rock to glam, with a occasional nod to their electric folk past. Their roles broadened as well, with Hudson leaving the drums to others in order to focus on singing and lead guitar, and Ford expanding his vocal and acoustic guitar duties. The debut album "Nickolodeon" was bolstered by by the presence of Rick Wakeman and other studio sharpshooters, and the band scored a hit in the U.K. with the single "Pick Up the Pieces." Each successive album saw a dampening of their impact, though, and the two called it a day in 1977. Soon afterwards, though, the formed two more bands together: The Monks, and High Society.

1. Crying Blues
2. Angels
3. I Wanted You
4. Hello, I Thought You Were Dead
5. Solitude
6. Dark Lord
7. Pick Up The Pieces
8. Let Her Cry
9. Tea Leaf (To Joss)
10. Take It Back
11. I Don't Understand
12. Revelations

Richard Hudson - vocals, guitars, sitar, percussion
John Ford - vocals, bass, guitars
Rick Wakeman - harpsichord, piano
Mickey Keen - lead guitar, steel guitar
Chris Parren - piano, clavinet
Gerry Conway - drums
Tom Allom - harmonium, piano
Billy Bell - banjo
Jack Emblow - accordion

Original uploader: Thrasher



kobilica said...

I like this album,it's great.Many thanks for CD version...

Hodie said...

Thanks a lot!!!... just downloading!. The link is still active.