Pink Fairies - What A Bunch Of Sweeties, 1972, UK

Pink Fairies - What A Bunch Of Sweeties

(Polydor 2383-12)

Released 1972, Polydor Label, manufactured in UK

Gatefold sleeve.


Track Listing

Side 1

Track 1:  Prologue - 1:22

Track 2: Right On Fight On - 7:58

Track 3: Portobello Shuffle - 4:23

Track 4: Marilyn - 5:33

Track 5: Pigs Of Uranus - 3:25

Side 2

Track 6: Walk Don't Run - 9:13

Track 7: I Went Up, I Went Down - 8:22

Track 8: X-ray - 3:07

Track 9: I Saw Her Standing There - 3:06



What a Bunch of Sweeties is a 1972 album by the UK underground group Pink Fairies.

Twink had left the band before the recording of this album. Former The Move guitarist Trevor Burton occasionally joined the band for gigs and contributes to a couple of tracks, otherwise the band is the same line up stranded in San Francisco as The Deviants in 1969 after they sacked vocalist Mick Farren.

The sleeve came in a gatefold cover by Edward Barker, the front showing a box full of goodies mostly taken from roadie Boss Goodman's personal collection of underground badges etc., the inner gatefold a cartoon strip.

The lyrics for "The Pigs of Uranus" are taken from a Gilbert Shelton comic strip Wonder Warthog versus the Pigs from Uranus. "Walk Don't Run" is a cover of The Ventures song, and there is a cover version of The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There". "Marilyn" features a drum solo. A single from the album "I Saw Her Standing There/Pigs of Uranus" was released in Germany with a picture sleeve of an earlier version of the group.

Before its release, singer/guitarist Paul Rudolph left the band, briefly causing its deactivation. Bassist Duncan Sanderson and drummer Russell Hunter formed a new band with singer (and ex Tyrannosaurus Rex percussionist) Steve Peregrin Took and guitarist Mick Wayne (ex Junior's Eyes). After one abortive recording session at Olympic Studios, Wayne, Sanderson and Hunter split from Took and formed a new version of the Pink Fairies for an unsuccessful tour and a single "Well Well Well/Hold On" and also a Radio 1 session, before replacing Wayne with Larry Wallis (formerly of Took's 1970 band Shagrat). Rudolph's departure was generally viewed as a disaster brought about by disparate drug habits and visa problems but the trio reunited in 2009 to re-record "Do It!" from their first single for the Boss Goodman tribute CD Portobello Shuffle.


(information sourced from wikipedia)

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Pink Fairies - What A Bunch Of Sweeties, 1972, UK

SKU: 35
  • Band: Pink Fairies

    Album: What A Bunch Of Sweeties (Gatefold Sleeve)

    Label: Polydor, 2383-12

    Year: 1972

    Country: UK

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    All pictures are of actual record for sale.

  • Used.

    Gatefold Sleeve in very good condtion for it's age. very little wear.

    (see pictures)

    Internal sleeves, original and in good condition.

    Vinyl in very very good condition, play tested, no jumps etc, only slight amount of the usual crackling, but nothing to affect listening pleasure.

    Sleeve and record have been very very well looked after and are overall in great condition for their age. A very good copy.

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