supplied by Pete Prescott
Phil Thornton… wow ! – I know all 3 of these splendid chaps, never expected to see them all in the same room together though !
Peter Millington…I didn’t realise this dynamic duo did a version of “I Go Ape”
Terry Pack… 1981: Recording backing vocals (and ‘dancing’) on a session of Pete Prescott’s with the marvellous Andy Qunta at Tony Bird’s Wing Studio
Amber Young… LOL, love it (the dancing).
Pete Prescott… My first attempt at recording songs “wot I rote”. They were not very good. The boys (with Pete Shaw on drums and Andy Caine who played wonderful guitar) played well, fun day. I have them on tape. I play them once every five years or so then find a quiet place point North and howl for ten minutes. Seemed a good idea at the time. Now a GOOD one to hear is my very first band VILLAGE (with Andy holiday who runs the p.a. At Beatles day on bass) on our first time in a studio. I was 16/17. My daughter Poppy used to beg me to put it on. She used to scream with laughter (yes THAT good) I remember the guy left the talk back button on. I heard him say to Andy “yes I can put reverb and echo on . . . And it will still be out of tune with reverb and echo on it ! ” followed by “yes sounding good Pete ! Lets try it again !” That tape is buried in a secret place and no I can’t remember where it is ! I wake up in cold sweats when I remember it. Village did get better by the way.
Nick Hibberd… So, you were a Village person then Pete?
Phil Gill… “I’d, errm, give it a couple of minutes before going back in there, Ray….”
Chris Baker… I’m guessing the Funky Chicken?
Lucy Pappas… Action pics! Wonderful x
Pete Prescott… We were recording at Tony’s studio. The guy’s were wonderful. The songs were my first attempt at recording anything I’d written…nuff said ! The vocals I did were bloody awful listening to them now. But a good time was had by all. One day I’ll re record one of them. Don’t they look young ! I think one was recorded live with Andy on piano at his sister’s house (?) You can hear birds in the background. I remember driving to Park Gate Studios that day with Andy C to pick A guitar amp up. Jack Bruce and Robin Trower and Reggie Isodore were there recording. There was a crate of whiskey in the hallway for Jack Bruce.
Terry Pack… I love these photos. We had a lot of fun recording those songs, as you can see.
Catherine Ireland… Are you sure you were trying to dance?
Terry Pack… Mmm. I’m not sure that ‘dance’ is the best verb for it, I agree, but that was the intention. It seemed to help us sing in tune and in time, though. I’m a little puzzled by the fact that, if Andy Caine was on this session, as Pete’s comment above suggests he was, he wasn’t singing instead of me…
Stuart Moir… That gas bottle by the window looks decidedly dodgy
Terry Pack… I like the miscellany of objects in the room: Andy‘s Wurlitzer, the gas bottle, the mugs of tea on the flight case… Do you still have the recording Pete?
Pete Prescott… I have it on a cassette somewhere and I have the original master tape. I wonder if its still playable ? I could ‘re do the vocals.
Jacquie Hinves… Park gate studios. Kevin was playing there with a Paul McCartney and Wings at the time . We would all meet up at the White Hart in Catsfield with some fabulous friends.
Jan Warren… WOW. all so young!!