I don't think we had a name for it then. Because our kid was being exposed as taking LSD, there is all the media watching this vicious drug-taker and his younger brother — 'ha, we gotcha! Suddenly the fans pushed the media out of the way to get to their idol, and his good-looking brother obviously, and these presents of flowers showered into the car.
Then the media are thinking, 'oh my god, we can't use any of this footage,' because of the adulation, all these children loving this man who is a drug-taking bastard. What they wanted was this LSD- mindblown druggy scowling. And there is this lovely thing where life took over, 'cause it was his birthday. Paul McCartney's girlfriend, Jane Asher, sang LP background vocals, even bringing along her mother. We were saying to the record companies and the lawyers, 'Sod off.
We're friends. He was a member of the Scaffold, who recorded some fairly successful comedy rock releases in the late '60s their "Thank U Very Much" and "Lily Pink" singles were big British hits. Inhe recorded a solo album with plenty of help from Paul, who wrote or co-wrote almost all the songs and sang backup; fellow Wings Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, and Jimmy McCullough also play LP sing.
The album, which unsurprisingly recalled Wings, attracted some critical notice, but sold poorly. Roger McGough is a popular contemporary British poet who spent time as a pop singer during the s with a band known as the Scaffold. The Mersey Sound sold more thancopies. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Articles Features Interviews Lists. LP Videos All Posts. My Profile. Advanced Search. Release Date February 12, Label Esoteric Recordings. Track Listing - Disc 1.
But back to this record then which combines naturalistic poetry, Liverpool humour, and good pop music. He just sang out the tune and all together McGough & McGear - McGough & McGear (Vinyl worked out the arrangement in the studio. The words are fairly conventional, but the music Album) very inventive. You can sense Michael having a go at singing in different ways, waiting to see how the instruments will answer him.
Andy Roberts, on guitar, is his main accompanist although other instruments join in. The music fits and complements the poetry, talking to it, commenting on the jokes or just being gently lyrical or satirical in the background. They came into a recording studio one day with a few friends. They all had a good time. This is the LP. Roger McGough is not just a Liverpool poet but one of the Liverpool poets, part of that little group of provincial poets, unique in Great Britain, who somehow manage to live on just being poets.
There is nothing show businessy or tinselly about the Beatles and there is nothing poetic or long-haired or sitting at a table with a glass of water about Liverpool poetry. He has had a novel and several books of poems published.
The Sunday Times LP suggested him as a possible Poet Laureate.
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