More Mushrooms Vicar – 1990’s


supplied by Colin Fox – Eastbourne Bands from 1960 on

Anyone remember this band?

Yvonne Cleland… I remember the name!

Mike Guy… Yep, and Rod Brown [bass] and Paul Ray [drums] later played in my old band Kudos, now evolved into Globesque. Paul Ray left the planet some years ago but Rodney is still gigging – he was with Monty’s Python for a few years.

Phil Thornton… Duncan is still around gigging with ‘Ugenix’ ( but they keep changing their name and I cant keep up !!!!)

Steve Young… Steve Young still alive in South Wales playing with The Secret Faces after a long solo career and in Nick Wards live band . Before this wrote and played with Honey Bane on a new album after being part of psychodelic trance act Sunfish with Sacha Holloway . Love and peace. Steve Young. ( Methadone Madness )

Steve Young… Forgot that just before The Secret Faces , Steve played main keys in Cardiff reggae band Zion Road . Following success with Sunfish , Steve had an amazing career on the underground dance seen as is the only live dance act to ever appear at Trowbridge Village Pump Festival .
Steve was main musical director for The Two Rivers Folk Festival in Chepstow , after being one of the main music committee members for 4 years at Fordstock Festival in Harbertonford Devon, Steve instigated some main acts for the festival culminating in securing mercury prize artist Seth Lakeman.
Now playing with The Secret Faces the band have now released 2 singles on iTunes and all other major download sites and have secured several gigs this year 2019 to launch the band in to the mainstream .After a long career in music , Steve’s biggest claim to his musical career was his collaboration with ex punk ledgers , Honey Bane

More of The Monkees – The Record Shop Hastings April 1967

Number one album in the UK 15th April 1967

Pauline Richards… Loved them. Used to rush home from school to watch their tv programme!

Dave Nattress… I did buy this – also the first – not played for many years. Gonna dust it off and it’ll be interesting to see how I feel about it. Of course, The Monkees as a product of Americana and a bugeoning TV and music industry were much hyped, but a situation sort of, of it’s time, lots of that going on with some UK pop bands also, but, lets be serious, some bands and albums needed promotion by one means or another. It is what it is – it was what it was!

The Record Shop Christmas advert – December 1971

Pauline Richards… Wasn’t that Jack London?

Nick Prince… Loved Jack and Sonia London. Such a fantastic couple. Many evenings spent round theirs or them round mine having an evening showing home made cine-films to each other. Great memories.

Dennis Atkinson… Decimal currency but the ad looks so dated ? Roughly what year was this?

Peter Fairless… I’ll guess, 1971

Dave Nattress… Always visited when in Hastings – a must. How about advertising parking in Stone Street!! Can anyone park anywhere close to their intended destination any more – don’t think so. Using the legs is good stuff, this said, but parking the jam jar these days anywhere? Enough said.