recorded 1972 - 1975 by Robert Anstey and 1976 in Ken Anstey's makeshift studio
Robert Anstey - vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo, piano
Pete Comozzi - guitar, vocals
Ray (Hoops) Harbour - acoustic guitar, vocals
Ken Garbe - harmonica
Jim Bescott - electric bass
Bruce Anstey - electric bass, harmonica
George Weir - acoustic guitar
Colin O’Connor – harmonica and vocals
Bruce Matthews - acoustic guitar
The period between 1972 and 1976 was a very fruitful one for me creatively-speaking. I was writing a lot of interesting songs using different instruments like acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, harmonica, piano, etc. and I had a lot of good friends and some strong inspiration to go on in those days. I was using things like slide guitar and a lot of different guitar tunings too. I was into older folk and blues styles and we recorded some long ad-libbed blues sessions. By 1975 and 1976 we were recording in my brother Ken’s room because he had purchased some good-quality recording equipment.
The times required new songs that were suitable to what was happening at that time and I tried to do that. It seems that humour was always a part of what we were doing at that time and many songs were written about people we knew. Friends came and went during those years and they all added their little bit of flavour to the mix. People like George Weir, Ken Garbe, Hoops, my brother Bruce, Pete Camozzi, Jim Bescott, Colin O’Connor, etc. all helped to make those times magical.