Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Five Day Week Straw People - The Five Day Week Straw People (1968 uk, splendid mod beat psych)

A collectible psychedelic album from this one-off studio-only group consisting of UK songwriters, The Five Day Week Straw People was originally on Saga Records and features your standard British underground psychedelia, laced with some Pretty Things and the Attack.

That’s fitting since the Straw People included the Attack’s John Du Cann on lead guitar and vocals, along with David Montague and Guy Moascolo on guitar and vocals, bassist Mike Hawksworth, and One in A Million drummer Jack McCulloch.

The lead-off title track sets the dreamy hazy mood for all of the tunes, though a bit of sameness tends to creep in on the whole record, which is heavy on the echo and wah-wah guitar — in particular on “Sunday Morning.” “I’m Going Out Tonight” is a very Attack-sounding track, and perhaps the best track here — in particular because of John Du Cann’s handling of the lead guitar
by Steve Elliott
1. Five Day Week Straw People - 3:23
2. I'm Going Out Tonight - 3:36
3. Gold Digger - 3:30
4. Postmen - 3:46
5. Car Wash - 3:15
6. Feel Like Having A Party - 3:21
7. Sunday Morning? - 4:30
8. Does It Rain! - 3:15
9. If You Were Around - 3:50
10.Dust In My Eyes - 4:08
11.Magic In The Air - 3:38
12.Mr. Pinnodmy's Dilemma - 4:27
13.Freedom For You - 2:35
14.Strange House - 4:10
15.Feel Like Flying - 2:37
16.Too Old - 3:05
17.Go Your Way - 2:45
18.Now The Sun Shines - 3:32
19.Sleep Like A Child - 3:28
All songs by John Du Cann
Tracks 1-10 by The Five Day Week Straw People
Tracks 11-19 by The Attack

The Five Day Week Straw People
*John Du Cann - Guitar, Vocals
*Mick Hawksworth - Bass, Vocals
*Jack Collins - Drums

The Attack
*John DuCann  - Guitar
*Richard Sherman - Vocals
*Keith Hodge - Drums
*Roger Deane - Bass Guitar

Related Acts
1967-68  The Attack - About Time
1967-69  The Attack - Magic In The Air
1967-69  Andromeda - The Definitive Collection
1970-72/81  Atomic Rooster - Devil's Answer / Rare Live Recordings

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