were an English psychedelic
pop band active between 1967 and 1969. Initially known as The Ingoes, they were renamed and signed to manager Giorgio Gomelsky
's Marmalade label. The original line-up comprised Brian Godding
(born 19 August 1945, Wales
) (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Jim Cregan
(born James Cregan, 9 March 1946, Yeovil
) (guitar, vocals), Brian Belshaw (born 25 February 1944, Wigan
) (bass, vocals), and Kevin Westlake (born Kevin Patrick Westlake, 5 March 1947, Dublin
, Co Dublin
— 30 September 2004) (drums).
The band's debut album, We Are Ever So Clean
, is a classic example of quintessentially English
psychedelia. On release, it was presented in the UK music magazine Melody Maker
as "Giorgio Gomelsky's Lonely Hearts Club Band
". Although not a major commercial success, tracks such as "What On Earth" or "Look At Me, I'm You" have helped give the album something of a cult period status as it is unearthed by successive generations of 1960s retro fans. It was voted Number 40 in Record Collector'
s list of the "100 Greatest Psychedelic Records".If Only For A Moment
saw the band taking a noticeably heavier and rockier direction, with Cregan and Godding's distinctive two-part guitar harmonies playing a prominent role. The album also marked the departure of Westlake, to be replaced, in turn, by John "Poli" Palmer and then Barry Reeves.
The quartet was dissolved in 1970. While... Read More