Monday, October 14, 2013

Help Yourself - Help Yourself 5 (1973 - 2002 - Classic Welsh Rock - Wave)


Formed in London in 1969, Help Yourself released four very fine albums which drew heavily on the sound of West Coast outfits like Buffalo Springfield and Quicksilver Messenger Service.
In 1973 they began recording their fifth album. However, these sessions were never completed, the album was never released, and the band split later that year.
That legendary 'lost 5th album' has been highly sought after by collectors ever since.
After the band split, Malcolm Morley joined 'Man', while the rest of his former colleagues teamed up with 'Deke Leonard's Iceberg'.
Eventually, in the winter of 2002, the original Help Yourself band members, augmented by drummer Kevin Spacey, gathered once more to finally complete their fifth album.
Appropriately titled '5', it is now released here for the first time. The cover features an original illustration by the legendary Rick Griffin and the booklet includes a liner note from Malcolm Morley.

Tracklist :
01.Light Your Way
02.Cowboy Song
03.Monkey Wrench
04.Romance In A Tin
05.Grace
06.Martha
07.Monkey Wrench (reprise)
08.The Rock
09.Willow
10. Alley Cat
11.Duneburgers
Tracks 1-3,5-7,9,11 recorded 1973

Credits
*Richard Treece - guitar
*Ken Whaley - bass
*Malcom Morley - vocals, guitar & piano
*Dave Charles - drums, vocal (Track 11)
*Sean Tyla - guitar (Tracks 3,7,11)
*Deke Leonard - guitar solo (Track 1).
*Malcolm Morley - vocals, guitar & keyboards
*Richard Treece - guitar
*Ken Whaley - bass guitar, vocals (Track 10)
*Kevin Spacey - drums.

Here

3 comments:

zappahead said...

Nice to hear this again....Malcolm and the boys...just as good as the older stuff....much appreciated.....thanks a lot...cheers

john said...

If the music's as good as the cover it's a winner.

piblokto said...

Thank you very much, lovely album. Would be very grateful for any more Help Yourself.