The Island Years is a new comprehensive anthology featuring the work British rock band Spooky Tooth who released seven studio albums between 1968 and 1974…
Spooky Tooth: The Lost Broadcasts movie was released Oct 30, 2012 by the United States Dist. studio. The Lost Broadcasts are a series of DVDs featuring performances that have rarely been seen since the original transmission on German television, in some cases more than forty years ago…
Spooky Two is this British blues-rock band's pièce de résistance. All eight of the tracks compound free-styled rock and loose-fitting guitar playing, resulting in some fantastic raw music. With Gary Wright on keyboards and vocals and lead singer Mike Harrison behind the microphone, their smooth, relaxed tempos and riffs mirrored bands like Savoy Brown and, at times, even the Yardbirds. With some emphasis on keyboards, songs like "Lost in My Dream" and the nine-minute masterpiece "Evil Woman" present a cool, nonchalant air that grooves and slides along perfectly. "I've Got Enough Heartache" whines and grieves with some sharp bass playing from Greg Ridley, while "Better by You, Better Than Me" is the catchiest of the songs, with its clinging hooks and desperate-sounding chorus.
The Complete Recordings Including Several Rarities. Booklet with Authoritative and Extensive Liner Notes by Chris Welch. Includes an Interview with Group Founder Mike Harrison. "I should start by stating that this disc should appeal to (1) diehard fans of that extraordinary 1968-1970 version of Spooky Tooth (most of whom probably have these recordings already), (2) to fans of blue-eyed British soul (like the early Spencer Davis Group), and (3) to those curious about the lesser-knowns of the Sixties British Music Scene.
Four of the 13 tracks on Island's The Best of Spooky Tooth come from 1969's Spooky Two album, while the remaining tracks represent the band's less celebrated material. Spooky Tooth's mellow, easy blues-rock sound is experienced from the first track, a slick rendition of John D. Loudermilk's "Tobacco Road." Most of the band's peak material is included here, like "Better by You, Better by Me" and "Evil Woman." The dreamy, psychedelic-tinged "It's All About a Roundabout" is one of the album's best songs, proving the band could be adventurous at will. Much in the same manner is "As Long as the World Keeps Changing," with its hippie-like hallucinatory feel. Versions of the Beatles' "I Am the Walrus" and the Band's "The Weight" are covered peculiarly, but not terribly, chock full of Spooky Tooth's own laid-back formula. Missed is the greyish "Hangman Hang My Shell on a Tree" from Spooky Two, which would have made a nice addition to the set. Nevertheless, this best-of does present listeners with Spooky Tooth's most worthwhile songs. The band's unconventional sound and eased style is prevalent on each of the tracks offered here.
The Last Puff is a rock album by the British band Spooky Tooth. For the only time in its history, the band was billed as "Spooky Tooth Featuring Mike Harrison". The band broke up shortly after the album's release, reforming two years later. "Something to Say" was written by Joe Cocker and appeared on his 1972 album Joe Cocker.
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music
If you claim to have any love for sixties psych and prog its roots, you simply can’t ignore this great second album Spooky Tooth.