Simon Dupree and The Big Sound 'Trivia Stories'
|Trivia stories about Simon Dupree And The Big Sound|
|Trivia ::: Last updated ::: 13th October 2007.|
|The new CD 'Part Of My Past' is the definitive
'Simon Dupree And The Big Sound' Anthology.
It includes all of the bands singles, plus the single recorded as 'The Moles'.
'We Are The Moles' part One and Two. ( The Beatles in disguise ? !! )
Plus the tracks from the LP 'Without Reservations' are included, some are in both mono
It also includes 16 previously unreleased tracks which were to be on album which was shelved
called : - "Once More Into The Breach Dear Friends".
At least three other tracks are known to exist : 'Hava Nagila', 'Homeland' and
'She Won't Come Back'.
|On the track 'Reservations' part of the
last break was accidentally deleted.
This would mean us doing the whole thing again and loosing a days work.
The producer managed to fix this by physically cutting the tape and splicing it.
No computer help in those days.
He must have done a good job because to my knowledge this has never been noticed.
If you have the record and you are really, really, really bored,
have a listen to the last break, it's bit of a jumble.
It doesn't appear on the new CD, computer help no doubt.
The actress Jacqui Chan, ( not Jackie Chan ! ) speaks
the erotic spoken words on 'Kites'.
|'A Little Picture Playhouse' was written
by Eric Hine.
Eric had found the original words and music to this song in his mothers piano stool at home.
This was plagiarized and passed off as his own without telling the the rest of the band.
This song was recorded and was put on the LP 'Without Reservations'.
After the LP was released the song was noticed by the holders of the original copy right.....
The band was sued. It was settled out of court. Gee, thanks Eric ..... (*) .....
|Dudley Moore played the piano on 'Broken
Dudley was a friend of the arranger and conductor of the song Chris Gunning.
Eric does the part of the parrot, very appropriate don't you think ?!!
Dudley Moore also played on 'You', 'Rain' and 'Can't You See'.
|Elton John plays on the track 'Laughing
Boy From Nowhere'.
This song also features Phil Shulman's son Calvin - laughing.
Elton John also wrote and played on the song 'I'm Going Home' ( Lyrics by Bernie Taupin )
Elton also plays piano on the track 'Give It All Back'.
|On the track 'Amen' my bass guitar was
purposely played out of tune ( slightly flat ).
Also the bass line is played a fraction behind the beat.
This was to try to give the number more feel.
Some people may well ask, 'Isn't that the way you always played' ......!
|The Track 'Day Time, Night Time' was written
by Mike Hugg from 'Manfred Mann'
'Manfred Mann' had previously released the track which was called 'Each And Every Day'.
'Day Time, Night Time' was a hit record for Keith Hampshire in Canada in 1973.
Keith had been a DJ for Radio Caroline in 66/67, where he played the guts out of our
version of the song trying to make it a hit. As he says 'Twas not to be'.
We recording our first LP 'Without Reservations'
at the Abbey Road studios the same time
|Phil Shulman in an interview he gave on
16th March 2004, relates a story about
John Lennon at Abbey Road.
I will repeat it here, I'm sure Phil won't mind.
Phil :: - 'The Big Sound' recorded at Abbey Road, rubbing shoulders with 'The Beatles'.
We would chat with them but you couldn't show you were in awe of them because we were a
professional band too and everything was competitive,' says Phil.
'Around the time of John and Yoko's love in, one of the beds they used was in the studio
set up behind screens.
'I went in one day and no-one was about so I sat on it and bounced about a bit.
Then I stood up and started using it as a trampoline.
John Lennon walked in, saw my head bobbing up and down and said;
"What you doin', wack?"
When he realized what I was doing he told me to "**** off "...!
If you get really bored, more Trivia will be placed here shortly.
|© P.O'Flaherty - 2004.|
Below ::: Jacqui Chan and Simon Dupree ::::
Two mistakes :: 'Kites' was written by 'Hal Hackaday'
and 'Lee Pockriss'
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