Stray and Factory and Tony Kane Disco – Hastings Pier 25th March 1972

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poster supplied by Mick Mepham, ad supplied by Sarah Harvey

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source: http://www.stray-the-band.co.uk

Andy Qunta….Stray were great! Bought their 1st 2 albums! Fave songs – All In Your Mind & Jericho.

Leigh Wieland-Boys….The gig was a bit expensive though, wasn’t it Andy?! And I bet the albums set you back about £1.25 each….those were the days of affordable music – live & on vinyl – aTime Machine for Christmas please

Andy Qunta….Yes, outrageous prices back then, Leigh! LOL! Love your Time Machine comment too – that would be nice!

David Miller…  still have that 1st album and the tinnitus I got from sitting too near the exploding dustbin when it went off….and the great loud music too. Now it is all in my mind for the duration…..

Chris Meachen… Excellent band, Stray.. Still have my copy of ‘Saturday morning pictures’…

Andy Qunta… Thanks again to Mick Mepham for posting the poster! I don’t have any of those things from that time, so it’s nice to see them!

Gill Harrod… Stray! I remember they were really good!

Dave Nattress… Stray…seriously good. Saturday Morning Pictures – got it on vinyl. “After the Rain” – pure Stray at their best. Lost the other vinyls but have a couple of 2 CD compilations – been looking out for the original vinyls in second hand record shops or CD versions. Saw them at the pier at least twice, seems like more – I think they played a few times more than just twice, and their shows featured strobe lighting which really added to the performance. Oh, yeah, and great memories dragged up of all those old bands whose gigs featured on the posters on the Time Machine clip.

Eric Cawthraw… That was a really memorable evening. Not a duff track on the first album either. It was not that long ago that Kev Potter played me Mudanzas. I didn’t think much of it when it came out, but it is a fine album. ‘Oil Fumes & Sea Air’ is a damn good track. So I’ve got a copy now – a bit late mind!

Sarah Harvey… Oddly…. Stray had a song called ‘Time Machine’ 🙂

Geoff Peckham… I wonder if we each played our respective Time Machines that night.

Dennis Torrance… Remember Stray well saw them a few times on pier and the great Factory as well happy times.

Mark Randall… Stray were ‘managed’ by Reggie & Ronnie, were they not?

Pete Fisher…loved this band, and was at this gig…have photos which I must get round to scanning before they fade away!!

Judy Struys… I remember going to that. Although I don’t remember much about it.

Phil Thornton… Was that the band that did ‘all in your mind’ ?

Alan Esdaile… Yes, Did you play It’s All In My Mind when you were in Die Laughing Phil?

Phil Thornton… Yes that’s right ! If my memory serves I was taught the set without hearing the originals !

Tim Moose Bruce… I used to like their cover of Flames.

2 thoughts on “Stray and Factory and Tony Kane Disco – Hastings Pier 25th March 1972”

  1. Stray…seriously good. Saturday Morning Pictures – got it on vinyl. “After the Rain” – pure Stray at their best. Lost the other vinyls but have a couple of 2 CD compilations – been looking out for the original vinyls in second hand record shops or CD versions. Saw them at the pier at least twice, seems like more – I think they played a few times more than just twice, and their shows featured strobe lighting which really added to the performance.

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  2. Oh, yeah, and great memories dragged up of all those old bands whose gigs featured on the posters on the Time Machine clip.

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