The story wouldn’t be complete if I did not mention the ex-servicemen of pub rock. Brinsley Schwarz with the guitarist after they itself have named were the old cell of a lot of following bands. Indifferently whether they have played solo or have helped on countless records as a studio musician, the members were always a component of the British music scene. I mentioned Nick Lowe a few weeks ago but Bob Andrews and Billy Andrews played on a lot of records in this era. The bands style is hardly to explain. In the early times they tried to play pop songs with psychedelic influences and turned later into poppy country style. That they could play as a backing band as well is shown on Frankie Miller’s first record Once In a Blue Moon. Unfortunately I’ve never seen them live but when I read something about them I think it would be awesome. Looking back at the days of pub rock I think this was one of those bands that stood the test of times. Their songs might be simple at the first moment but if you exactly listen you are able to hear so many facets which make single songs wonderful.
Brinsley Schwarz – Ballad Of A Has-Been Beauty Queen
Brinsley Schwarz – Ever Since You’re Gone
Brinsley Schwarz – Feel A Little Funky
Brinsley Schwarz – Funk Angel
Brinsley Schwarz – Hymn To Her
Brinsley Schwarz – The Look That’s In Your Eye Tonight