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Red Dirt

Red Dirt

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Format: CD

Cat No: MBTCD034

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Release Date:  23 February 2024

Label:  Morgan Blue Town

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  5036436146628

Genres:  Rock  Psychedelic Rock  

Release Date:  23 February 2024

Label:  Morgan Blue Town

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5036436146727

Genres:  Rock  Psychedelic Rock  

  • Description

    180 gram RED vinyl edition of the much sought after 1970 Red Dirt album. A psych blues classic, plus a second LP of bonus tracks. Red Dirt were a blues band formed in East Yorkshire around 1968 comprised of Dave Richardson (vocals), Steve Howden (guitar), Kenny Giles (bass) and Steve Jackson (drums) who built up an impressive live reputation in clubs and venues in the North of England. They were subsequently signed to Morgan Blue Town. When released in 1970, on the Fontana label, their self-titled debut album sunk without trace and legend - or rumour - has it sold something like 100 copies. 'Red Dirt' is now a lost classic. There is an element of the Doors Morrison Hotel period and a whiff of Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band in the rocking driving blues of tracks like "Death Letter" and "Problems". "Song For Pauline" on the other hand harks back to the Delta of Robert Johnston. There has been much speculation in recent years as to whether legendary record sleeve designer Barney Bubbles was responsible for the eye-catching sleeve image of a red indian with 4 bullet holes in his forehead dripping blood. The rear sleeve credits the design to Teenburger, Bubbles Notting Hill based company. As a number of people worked for Teenburger it is impossible to confirm if Bubbles had a hand in the sleeve design.

    Description

    Red Dirt were a blues band formed in East Yorkshire around 1968 comprised of Dave Richardson (vocals), Steve Howden (guitar), Kenny Giles (bass) and Steve Jackson (drums) who built up an impressive live reputation in clubs and venues in the North of England.They were subsequently signed to Morgan Blue Town. When released in 1970, on the Fontana label, their self-titled debut album sunk without trace and legend - or rumour - has it sold something like 100 copies. 'Red Dirt' is now a lost classic. There is an element of the Doors Morrison Hotel period and a whiff of Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band in the rocking driving blues of tracks like "Death Letter" and "Problems". "Song For Pauline" on the other hand harks back to the Delta of Robert Johnston.There has been much speculation in recent years as to whether legendary record sleeve designer Barney Bubbles was responsible for the eye-catching sleeve image of a red indian with 4 bullet holes in his forehead dripping blood. The rear sleeve credits the design to Teenburger, Bubbles Notting Hill based company. As a number of people worked for Teenburger it is impossible to confirm if Bubbles had a hand in the sleeve design.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Memories
      • 2. Death Letter
      • 3. Problems
      • 4. Song For Pauline
      • 5. Ten Seconds To Go
      • 6. In the Morning
      • 7. Maybe I'm Right

      Side 2

      • 1. Summer Madness Laced In Newbald Gold
      • 2. Death Of A Dream
      • 3. Gimme A Shot
      • 4. Brain Worker
      • 5. I've Been Down So Long

      Disc 2

      Side 1

      • 1. Time To Move
      • 2. Easy To Come By
      • 3. Hard Times
      • 4. For Q
      • 5. Frustration Boogie
      • 6. Dreams And Nightmare Of A Plastic Ringworm

      Side 2

      • 1. From End To End
      • 2. Yesterday And Today
      • 3. The Circle Song
      • 4. I'd Rather Go back 15 Years
      • 5. Tolly Cobbold

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Memories
      • 2. Death Letter
      • 3. Problems
      • 4. Song For Pauline
      • 5. Ten Seconds To Go
      • 6. In the Morning
      • 7. Maybe I'm Right
      • 8. Summer Madness Laced In Newbald Gold
      • 9. Death Of A Dream
      • 10. Gimme A Shot
      • 11. Brain Worker
      • 12. I've Been Down So Long