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The Woodentops - Giant

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For you Cwas...

The Woodentops formed in 1983 in Northampton, with an initial line-up of Rolo McGinty (vocals, guitar, formerly of The Innocents and The Jazz Butcher), Simon Mawby (guitar), Alice Thompson (keyboards), Frank DeFreitas (bass guitar), and Paul Hookham (drums) After a debut single, "Plenty" on Food Records in 1984, they signed to the independent label Rough Trade Records, releasing a series of singles in 1985 and their debut album, Giant, in 1986. Generally well received by critics, the album's sound was characterised by acoustic guitars, but also featured accordion, marimba, strings, and trumpet sounds, showing influences of Suicide. The album reached #35 on the UK Album Chart. A single from the album, "(Love Affair With) Everyday Living" became a minor hit, reaching #72 in the UK Singles Chart.



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3 comments:

Monkey Flinging Poo said...

This is one of my favorite albums of all time. So unique and surely one of the best of the 80's.

Anonymous said...

Hi P5

Thanks for the dedicatory. Woodentops are a great band that has not the necessary attention. I'm looking for the album "Well, Well Well... (The Unabridged Singles Collection) (1985)". I can't find it!
Have you any sign of it?

Keep the wonderful work you been doin'!

Bye

Cwas

MOOKIE said...

Go here
http://rockistory.blogspot.com/2008/04/woodentops.html
and ask for a repost of -
Well, Well Well... (The Unabridged Singles Collection) (1985)

Woodentops are a great band. I saw them years ago at a club called Rumrunners in Oyster Bay, NY.

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