I'm always eager to hear stuff that passed me by at the time.
I know nothing of President's 'rock 'n' glam' output of the time but am intrigued by this newly-released digital compilation, and am flirting with buying it.
Can anyone vouch for any of the tracks, which are listed below?
Re-Entry (Unidentified Flying Punk) Norman & The Hooligans 3:27
Ned Kelly The Iron Maiden 3:10
I Need You Helter Skelter 2:23
Travellin' Lady Rainbow Family 2:41
Shyzak Greg Robbins 3:00
Cut Loose Stud Leather 3:06
The Flying Machines Don Crown & His Busking Budgies 1:57
Love Is Alright (Hey!) Hot Rod 3:17
Peaches (What's It All About?) Richmond 3:07
Take It From Here Paintbox 3:10
Dog Eats Dog Mint 2:37
I Want You (All Night Long) Hot Rod 3:06
I Will Be There The Seychelles 2:42
Work For My Baby Richmond 2:25
Lupy Lu Captain Rock & The Skyriders 2:46
Bye Bye My Rose Things Fall Apart 2:51
This Bird's Gonna Fly (Song Of Hope) Robert Nat Young 2:52
Goodbye Baby Helter Skelter 2:26
Virginia Creeper Greg Robbins 2:16
All Night Lover Mint 2:36
I Wanna Be Free Now 2:29
Candy Eyes Shanghai 3:07
People Are Standing Now 3:03
Hot Stuff Robert Nat Young 2:51
I listen to parts of this comp on Spotify: very good rock and power pop, not so glam.
But impossible to find this CD for sale.
On which label is it ?
The more elderly amongst us such as myself regard the word 'digital' as meaning a CD as opposed to a vinyl record. I think everyone else uses 'digital' to mean 'download'(or streaming? - get with it grandad eh!). This is a download compilation by the looks of it hence the invisiblity of it on CD Philippe.
I have many of the inclusions on it as original 45s and can vouch for its quality. As Philippe said, it is as much rock and pop as glam, but, certainly given the quirkiness of the label and the obscurity of many of the artists on it, you can hear the same songs as differing genres and it would be worth getting. Some of the titles will be found on other CD comps including the President label compilation on LP (Tenth Planet) and CD (Grapefruit??) but some are not. If you are favourably disposed towards buying downloads, and like the marginalia of the early 70s prog-pop / under the radar pop rock etc that President seem to be a good exponent of, this would be well worth getting for sure in my opinion.
PM (zimmer framing my way around the 'net!)
Thanks, both - I've now got it, and have also just purchased volumes 15 to 18 of Pink Boots & Lipstick (Rare Glam & Bubblegum From The 70s) which seemed to sneak out at the start of the year.
Keeping track of digital releases, especially rare ones released with little or no publicity, is tough
I can definitely confirm that Paintbox did indeed exist, and made two singles on the President label.
The track " Take It From Here " was the 'B' side, of our first release in 1972 on President Records PT384. The song was written by Paul Bonner and myself, Mike Eastman.
The 'A ' side was a song called, " Come On Round " which was written by Vanda / Young from the Easybeats.
We have a Facebook page and a website for more information.
Mike Eastman. ( Paintbox ).
Only Vanda and Young on the Young Blood single, but they were involved in 'Come On Round' which they wrote, and were happy for the band to tour. We featured 'Getting Ready For Love' in our stage act.
Vanda and Young went on to form the Marcus Hook Roll Band, and others.
President Records label, CD copies will be available later in the year.