Tich Turner’s Escalator – Don’t Really Want You Back Again
Cheapskate Records — CHEAP 22 – UK 7″ – 1981
A – Don’t Really Want You Back Again (Producer – Ray Fenwick / Written -Tich Turner)
B – Ska’d For Life (Producer – Ray Fenwick / Written – Ray Fenwick, Tich Turner)
Mick Mepham….A mighty line-up
Phil Gill….Good song. I’d left the band by that time and it was was Vince (Steve Vincent) playing bass on that record. I loaned Tich my white jacket for that photo session and I’m wearing Ray Fenwick’s leather jacket – it had “Marlon” writ large across the shoulders at the back. Some of us were to refer to Ray as “Marlon” from that day forward….
Mick O’Dowd…..What a good band they were and Tich is still going!
Steve Demetri, Steve Kinch, Rick Pentecost, Paul Thomas, Tich Turner, Andy Caine
Rick Pentecost… I think this was in the bus shelter, outside The Chatsworth.
Angela Frances Gardner… Great picture
Heather Sidery… Good to see!
Alan Esdaile… What a wonderful photo. Happy times.
Tich Turner… Good Lord Rick! I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen this photo before. Alan sent it to me. Thanks Alan. What a great photo. Hope you and yours are well Rick, and what handsome chaps we were! [Still are, of course].
Jacquie Hinves… Tich, you look so young. Great days.
Tich Turner… That’s because I was!
Glenn Piper… yes, you were
Liane Carroll… These wonderful Hastings Dudes!!!
Nicola Dobson… I knew Steve Demetri…
Andy Qunta… Great photo! Good times!
Jo Turner… Great picture
Alamo Leal… Great band!
Tony Court-holmes… bloody hell all so young
Mike Waghorne… Tich looks younger there than he did when I knew him at colledge in the early 70’s
Supplied by Martyn Baker… Photgraphed by Fin Costello.
(Original lineup). Pete (Thommo) Thompson took over drumming when Kevin Hoad left the band. — with Wesley Magoogan, Tich Turner, Keff McCulloch, Martyn Baker and Pete Thompson.
This is by “The Roaring 80’s”, and produced by Tony Visconti. It was recorded at his Dean St. Soho studio “Good Earth” by Kit Woolvern and Tony Visconti in 1978, Written by singer/songwriter Tich Turner, musical arrangements by our band, The Roaring 80’s. Recorded live in the studio, with a small invited audience of close friends. No edits or overdubs.
Vocal – Tich Turner
Guitar, Piano & B/Vs – Keff McCulloch
Guitar – Andy (Dimarzio) Smith
Alto Sax & B/V’s – Wesley Magoogan
Drums – Pete (Thommo) Thompson
Bass – Martyn Baker
‘Keep You In My Heart’ & ‘Stickin To The Outside’ (seque)
Wesley Magoogan… Seems like a lifetime ago !
Glen Piper… That’s because it was a lifetime ago Wes.
Damon Smith… A good blast from the past. Many happy hours at the Etchingham Arms. They should have made it big.
Andy Caine… Andy Smith on guitar too! Great player!!
Len Benton, Peter Horton, Tony Bird, Tich Turner and Ian McGilvray.
Robert Searle… Tich looking quite normal
Jim Breeds… “bee off”
Pauline Richards… Peter Horton. Still looks so much like himself
Colin Fox… When Tich was just starting out in the music business, he used to come and see us play at Battle memorial hall. Got to know him well in those days, and had the pleasure of seeing him play some years later in one of the colleges in Meads Eastbourne. Great singer, great rock band.
Robert Searle… Last time I saw him play was with that really good R&B group, can’t remember the name,at the Archery at Seaside Eastbourne.That was in the 70s
Mick O’Dowd… A real” moody” pose as per group pics in those days. Nice pics of Deep Purple emerging from Len Benton. Haven’t seen these before .
Judith Monk… I wanted to come to the next meeting and meet Len and his wife but sadly decided to break my leg instead….
Peter Horton… I do agree that Pete Horton looks like Pete Horton, Pauline. In fact we all look as I remember us. Fresh faced and young!!! They were good times. I had never seen this one before. Thanks Len.
Yvonne Cleland… Aw! Go Tich! In fine voice, fella x
Alamo Leal… Real good to see Tich at it again !
Ian McGilvray… Nice One Tich
John Wilde… Hot stuff Tich.. lets see some more!
Mark Gilham… Great!
Colin Fox… Great to see Tich is still rockin´. Haven´t seen him for over 20 years and that was at one of the colleges in Meads Eastbourne.
Alan Esdaile… The mans got soul.
Martyn Baker… Tich Turner was the best soul singer I ever worked with. Or was it Martin Stringer? Or Pete Prescott? All of them were just great to be in the same band with – Steppin’ Out.
Pete Prescott… I never understood why I was in the band to be honest. Tich was amazing !
Martyn Baker… We always HAD to have two lead singers Pete Prescott. It was our thing – you know, to bounce all that energy back and forth on stsge. Also, none of the other Hastings bands had that! Tee Hee!
Andy Knight…Great Band, Great Bloke Tich
Tich Turner… Blimey! I’m not sure I knew this existed. The guitarist is Geoff Sample, Geoff played with us early on, left and then came back as our sound engineer. Then, when we went on our 2nd Dutch tour, he re-joined rather unexpectedly, when our new guitarist had some sort of malfunction after the first gig, and just buggered off. John had to drive and Simon sat in the back teaching Geoff all the new songs. When we got to the gigs, we set up, Geoff set the desk, and then just asked a member of the audience at each gig to just control the volume as he was back on stage with us. Absolute madness! Trevor Walter is on drums, and is now with me again in HiFi Sneakers, John Stephens on keys, the bass player with the luxuriant moustache was my great pal Simon Cowderoy who sadly passed away in 2015. On trumpet is Tony Hepworth and the sax player is Martin Winning, who went on to play with Van The Man and then John Martyn. This was the first band I got involved with when I came to London around 1982. We had seven wonderful years together. The guitarists and the horns change fairly regularly, otherwise we all stayed together. Wonderful times.
Steve Kinch, Tich Turner, Steve Demetri, Vic Bridger
Harry Randall… Tony played lead guitar along with me in “Footloose” and “Slack Alice” still miss him!
Ernest Ballard… Slack Alice. With Paul Bourner on drums and Sedgefield on vocals. Great band
Gerry Fortsch… Brings back some great memories seeing my old mate Tony.
Harry Randall… Still bump into Brian on dog walks!
Tony Court-holmes… that does make me feel old
Glenn Piper… First band I roadied for
Alamo Leal… Tich?? I didn’t know he played the flute! I happen to know that he stepped in for John Wilde at one point, for the fact the John went down to Portugal to meet up with me in the Algarve, in 77.
Conan Howard… It was Pete Finberg that played guitar with Slack Alice when I knew them ,in the 70s
Harry Randall… Could be the other Slack Alice there was another band with same name!